The Court of Appeal: A Guide



Author: Kieron Wood

ISBN: 978-1-905536-91-7

Format: Paperback €49

Publication Date:  March 2017




The Court of Appeal – A Guide is the first book to cover Ireland’s new Court of Appeal, which began work in November 2014, following a referendum the previous year. The Court took many of the appeals from the Supreme Court, shortening the waiting list and leaving the court of final appeal to fulfil its proper function, to “explain the Constitution to the Irish people, whose document it is”. The book also explains the grounds for ‘leapfrog’ appeals from the High Court direct to the new court. The Court of Appeal (An Chúirt Achomhairc) replaced the Court of Criminal Appeal and the Courts-Martial Appeal Court.


About the Author


Kieron Wood was the first legal affairs correspondent of Radio Teilifís Éireann and has also won two Law Society Justice Media awards. As a barrister, he has been included on the Free Legal Advice Centres roll of honour for his work with FLAC. His previous books include The User’s Guide to the High Court, The Kilkenny Incest Case, Contempt of Parliament (Clarus Press, 2012) and Family Breakdown: A Legal Guide (Clarus Press, 2015).


Contents include


-The New Court

-Synopsis of working group report

-Changes to the Constitution

-The Court of Appeal Act 2014

-Appeal court rules


-Court of Appeal and Supreme Court forms

-Court contact details



Who Should Buy This Book?


The Court of Appeal – A Guide will be an invaluable reference tool for all solicitors, barristers and judges. This book will also be useful to anyone seeking further information about the Court of Appeal, including fees and the all-important forms for appeals to the new court and the Supreme Court. The book also contains all the contact details readers will need and references to the latest judgments.

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