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Appellate law (Civil and Criminal)

  • 20 February 2020

Appellate law concerns a review of a trial Court’s application of the law. Appeals function both as a process for error correction as well as a process for clarifying and interpreting the law.

The Court of Final Appeal is the highest appellate Court in Hong Kong and hears appeals on civil and criminal matters from the High Court (Court of Appeal and Court of First Instance)

The Court of Appeal hears appeals on criminal and civil matters from the Court of First Instance, the Competition Tribunal, the District Court, the Lands Tribunal and various Tribunals and statutory bodies.

The Court of First Instance has both appellate and original jurisdictions which extends to both criminal and civil matters.

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