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The Guernsey Court of Appeal

The Guernsey Court of Appeal was constituted by the Court of Appeal (Guernsey) Law 1961.  The law was brought into force on 4 June 1964.

The Bailiff of Guernsey is ex-officio The President of The Guernsey Court of Appeal.

The other judges of the Guernsey Court of Appeal are appointed by warrant of the Sovereign.  There is also a Jersey Court of Appeal.

There are five scheduled sessions each year of the Guernsey Court of Appeal, although the Court will sit additionally when the need arises.

The Guernsey Court of Appeal is not senior in hierarchy to the Royal Court and does not have statutory power to receive appeals on all matters dealt with by the Royal Court or the Magistrates Court, although there are few civil or criminal areas of law from which there is not a right of appeal.

The Guernsey Court of Appeal sits in both Civil and Criminal divisions. Appeals from the Guernsey Court of Appeal, are with leave, heard by The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.