Notices of Appeal in Lesage v Mauritius Commercial Bank

Posted by David Miles on
In a recent judgement (Lesage v Mauritius Commercial Bank – 2012 UK PC 41) Lord Kerr said this:

"The grounds of Appeal

In the section of the Notice of Appeal in which the appellant was invited to specify the grounds of Appeal, reference was made to a document entitled "Application for Permission to Appeal" which was annexed to the Notice.

The annexed document contained a long, discursive recital of facts and legal argument running to some 8,500 words. The Board deprecates the practice of attaching such a document to the Notice of Appeal. Grounds of Appeal should be succinctly stated. They should not rehearse facts nor should they contain legal argument."

Blake Morgan acted for the respondent.

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