Appeals

Appeals

In family law, this term applies to an application for re-hearing or review of a decision made by a single judge. In the case of a Family Court judge, appeals are usually heard by the full-court (usually made up of three Family Court judges).

Re-hearing or review of a registrar’s decision is generally referred to as a review.

Time limits apply in relation to appeals and reviews. Leave for extension of time can be available in some circumstances.

In certain cases, leave to appeal may be required. This means that permission of the full court or relevant appeal tribunal is necessary before an appeal application can be made.