COURT OF APPEAL RULES (2016)


 Rules in ORDER 1 – GENERAL
RULE 1 – SHORT TITLE.
RULE 2 – REPEALED.
RULE 3 – CONFLICT WITH STATE LAW OR RULES.
RULE 4 – FORMS.
RULE 5 – INTERPRETATION.

 Rules in ORDER 2 – SERV!CE
RULE 1 – PERSONAL SERVICE OF NOTICE OF APPEAL
RULE 2 – SERVICE OF NOTICE ON PARTIES MENTIONED.
RULE 3 – NOTICE OF APPEAL AND ADDRESS OF SERVICE.
RULE 4 – RESPONDENT’S NOTICE OF ADDRESS FOR SERVICE.
RULE 5 – ADDRESS OF SERVICE.
RULE 6 – ENDORSEMENT OF ADDRESS OF SERVICE.
RULE 7 – DIRECTIONS AS TO SERVICE OF NOTICE OF APPEAL.
RULE 8 – DIRECTIONS AS TO SERVICE OF RESPONDENT’S NOTICE.
RULE 9 – EFFECT OF DIRECTION AS TO SERVICE.
RULE 10 – MODE OF SERVICE.
RULE 11 – CHANGE OF ADDRESS OF PARTY.
RULE 12 – NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
RULE 13 – ADDRESS OF LEGAL PRACTITIONER.
RULE 14 – EX-OFFICIO SERVICE.
RULE 15 – SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE SERVICE LAW
RULE 16 – SERVICE OUTSIDE JURISDICTION.

 Rules in ORDER 3 – REGISTRARS, REGISTRIES AND SESSIONS
RULE 1 – CHIEF REGISTRAR.
RULE 2 – OTHER REGISTRARS.
RULE 3 – SEAL OF THE COURT.
RULE 4 – POWERS OF THE CHIEF REGISTRAR.
RULE 5 – BOOKS TO BE KEPT BY REGISTRAR.
RULE 6 – FILES OF DOCUMENTS.
RULE 7 – SETTING ASIDE OR VARYING ORDERS OF REGISTRAR.
RULE 8 – REGISTRIES AND FILING OF PROCESS.
RULE 9 – HOURS OF OPENING OF REGISTRY.
RULE 10 – SESSIONS.
RULE 11 – PUBLICATION OF CAUSE LIST.
RULE 12 – RESERVATION OF DAYS FOR JUDGMENT.
RULE 13 – NOTIFICATION OF SITTINGS.
RULE 14 – ADJOURNMENTS.

 Rules in ORDER 4 – POWERS OF THE COURT
RULE 1 – GENERAL.
RULE 2 – FURTHER EVIDENCE.
RULE 3 – INFERENCE OF FACT.
RULE 4 – POWERS NOT LIMITED BY NOTICE OF APPEAL
RULE 5 – POWERS NOT LIMITED BY INTERLOCUTORY ORDER.
RULE 6 – POWERS TO MAKE ORDER OF INJUNCTION,
RULE 7 – IMPOUNDED DOCUMENTS.
RULE 8 – INSPECTION OF IMPOUNDED DOCUMENTS,
RULE 9 – POWERS OF THE COURT AS TO NEW TRIAL.
RULE 10 – WHEN AN APPEAL IS DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN ENTERED.
RULE 11 – CONTROL OF PROCEEDINGS DURING PENDENCY OF APPEAL.

 Rules in ORDER 5 – REFERENCES AS TO CONSTITUTION AND RESERVED POINT OF LAW
RULE 1 – STATING A CASE FORMS (1 AND 2).
RULE 2 – SIGNATURE OF CASE STATED .
RULE 3 – CONTENTS OF CASE STATED.
RULE 4 – RIGHT OF AUDIENCE

 Rules in ORDER 6 – APPLICATIONS TO COURT
RULE 1 – FORM OF APPLICATION (FORM 4).
RULE 2 – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE.
RULE 3 – APPLICATION REFUSED IN LOWER COURT.
RULE 4 – APPLICATIONS, WHERE FIRST MADE.
RULE 5 – FILING OF NOTICE OF APPEAL AFTER REAVE.
RULE 6 – EXTENSION OF TIME FOR TIMELY APPLICATION.
RULE 7 – REQUIREMENT OF APPLICATION FOR LEAVE (FORM 5).
RULE 8 – TIME TO ARGUE MOTION.
RULE 9 – ENLARGEMENT OF TIME.
RULE 10 – APPEAL WHEN BROUGHT.
RULE 11 – WHEN TO BRING AN APPLICATION TO SET ASIDE A JUDGMENT OR RULING.

 Rules in ORDER 7 – NOTICE AND GROUNDS OF CIVIL APPEALS
RULE 1 – APPLICATIONS.
RULE 2 – CONTENTS AND REQUIREMENTS OF NOTICE (FORM 3).
RULE 3 – VAGUE GROUNDS.
RULE 4 – GROUNDS OUTSIDE NOTICE.
RULE 5 – STRIKING OUT NOTICE.
RULE 6 – ENDORSEMENT AS TO FEES
RULE 7 – AMENDMENT OF NOTICE OF APPEAL.

 Rules in ORDER 8 – COMPILATION AND TRANSMISSION OF RECORDS
RULE 1 – COMPILATION BY REGISTRAR.
RULE 2 – SUMMONS TO SETTLE RECORDS (FORM 7).
RULE 3 – SETTLEMENT IN ABSENCE OF PARTIES.
RULE 4 – MANDATORY COMPILATION BY APPELLANT.
RULE 5 – SERVICE OF RECORD ON RESPONDENT.
RULE 6 – FILING ADDITIONAL RECORD.
RULE 7 – CONTENTS OF RECORD OF APPEAL.
RULE 8 – EXCLUSION OF IRRELEVANT RECORDS.
RULE 9 – CERTIFICATION OF RECORDS.
RULE 10 – TRANSMISSION OF RECORDS (FORMS 8 AND 8A).
RULE 11 – DEPOSIT AGAINST COSTS.
RULE 12 – ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT AGAINST COSTS.
RULE 13 – PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITS.
RULE 14 – PRODUCTION OF NON-DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE.
RULE 15 – REGISTRAR’S DIRECTIVE WHERE EXHIBIT NOT PRODUCED.
RULE 16 – DIRECTIVE OF REGISTRAR IN RESPECT OF EXHIBITS.
RULE 17 – CUSTODY OF EXHIBITS.
RULE 18 – FAILURE TO COMPILE AND TRANSMIT RECORDS (FORM 9).

 Rules in ORDER 9 – RESPONDENTS NOTICE OF CONTENTION
RULE 1 – RESPONDENT’S NOTICE TO VARY {FORM 10A).
RULE 2 – RESPONDENT’S NOTICE TO AFFIRM {FORM 10B).
RULE 3 – RESPONDENT’S NOTICE LIMITED BY GROUNDS.
RULE 4 – TIME WITHIN WHICH TO SERVE RESPONDENT’S NOTICE.
RULE 5 – COPIES OF RESPONDENT’S NOTICE.
RULE 6 – POWERS OF COURT NOT RESTRICTED BY ABSENCE OF NOTICE.
RULE 7 – AMENDMENT OF RESPONDENT’S NOTICE.

 Rules in ORDER 10 – NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY OF OBJECTION
RULE 1 – FILING OF PRELIMINARY OBJECTION {FORM 11).
RULE 2 – MATTERS EXEMPTED FROM OBJECTION.
RULE 3 – EFFECT OF NON- COMPLIANCE

 Rules in ORDER 11 – WITHDRAWAL OF APPEAL
RULE 1 – UNILATERAL WITHDRAWAL OF APPEAL (FORM 12).
RULE 2 – WITHDRAWAL OF APPEAL BY CONSENT (FORM 13).
RULE 3 – EFFECT OF WITHDRAWAL BY CONSENT.
RULE 4 – EFFECT OF WITHDRAWAL WITHOUT CONSENT.
RULE 5 – APPEAL WITHDRAWN DEEMED DISMISSED.
RULE 6 – APPEAL BY RESPONDENT AFTER WITHDRAWAL.

 Rules in ORDER 12 – FEES
RULE 1 – SCHEDULE OF FEES.
RULE 2 – EXEMPTION FROM FEES FOR GOVERNMENT.
RULE 3 – EXEMPTION FROM FEES FOR POOR PEOPLE .

 Rules in ORDER 13 – PROCEEDINGS BY PERSONS WITHOUT MEANS
RULE 1 – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE.
RULE 2 – CONDITIONS FOR LEAVE.
RULE 3 – EFFECT OF LEAVE.
RULE 4 – REVIEIW OF LEAVE.
RULE 5 – COSTS IN PROCEEDINGS BY PERSON WITHOUT MEANS.

 Rules in ORDER 14 – SERVICE OF RECORD OF APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT
RULE 1 – DUTIES OF REGISTRAR IN RESPECT OF SERVICE.
RULE 2 – MANNER OF SERVICE.
RULE 3 – NOTICE OF COMPILATION.
RULE 4 – CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF RECORD TO APPELLANT (FORM 14A).

 Rules in ORDER 15 – DEATH OF PARTY TO AN APPEAL
RULE 1 – DUTY TO COUNSEL.
RULE 2 – ADDITION OR SUBSTITUTION OF PARTY.
RULE 3 – POWER OF COURT TO STRIKE OUT APPEAL.

 Rules in ORDER 16 – COURT OF APPEAL MEDIATION PROGRAMME
RULE 1 – ELIGIBILITY AND REQUEST FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) (FORM 15).
RULE 2 – CONTENTS OF REQUEST.
RULE 3 – ADJOURNMENT OF APPEAL.
RULE 4 – OUTCOME OF PROCEEDINGS.
RULE 5 – TIME, NOT TO RUN FOR FILING BRIEFS DURING APPEAL MEDIATION PROGRAMME.
RULE 6 – COST OF FEES OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE MECHANISM.

 Rules in ORDER 17 – CRIMINAL APPEAL
RULE 1 – APPEALS TO WHICH ORDER APPLIES (CRIMINAL FORMS 1 2, 3, 4, 5 OR 7).
RULE 2 – APPLICATIONS NOT SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED FOR.
RULE 3 – NOTICE OF APPEAL, APPLICATION FOR LEAVE. ETC.
RULE 4 – SIGNING OF NOTICE OF APPEAL.
RULE 5 – APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME (CRIMINAL FORM 7).
RULE 6 – NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL (CRIMINAL FORM 6).
RULE 8 – FEES.
RULE 9 – RECORD IN CRIMINAL APPEALS FROM COURT BELOW IN ORIGINAL JURISDICTION.
RULE 10 – RECORD IN CRIMINAL APPEALS FROM COURT BELOW IN APPELLATE JURISDICTION.
RULE 11 – REPORT OF JUDGE OF THE TRIAL COURT.
RULE 12 – FURNISHING JUDGE OF TRIAL COURT WITH MATERIALS FOR REPORT
RULE 13 – BAIL (CRIMINAL FORMS 8. 9 AND 10).
RULE 14 – FINES.
RULE 15 – VARYING ORDER OF RESTITUTION OF PROPERTY.
RULE 16 – NON- SUSPENSION OF ORDER OF RESTITUTION.
RULE 17 – NON-ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF CONVICTION.****
RULE 18 – NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF APPEAL (CRIMINAL FORM 11A,,11B AND 12).
RULE 19 – WITHDRAWAL OF NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF APPEAL (CRIMINAL FORMS 13 AND 13A).
RULE 20 – ATTENDANCE OF WITNESS BEFORE THE COURT (CRIMINAL FORMS 14, 15, 16 AND 17).
RULE 21 – PROCEEDING ON REFERENCE
RULE 22 – NOTICE OF FINAL DETERMINATION (CRIMINAL FORMS 18, 19, 20 OR 21).
RULE 23 – NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS OF APPEAL TO COURT BELOW.
RULE 24 – RETURN OF ORIGINAL DEPOSITION, ETC.
RULE 25 – SERVICE OF RECORD OF APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT.
RULE 26 – CERTIFICATION OF SERVICE AND TRANSMISSION OF RECORD TO SUPREME COURT (CRIMINAL FORM 22).

 Rules in ORDER 18 – APPEALS FROM COURTS MARTIAL AND TRIBUNALS
RULE 1 – NOTICE OF APPEAL AND OTHER NOTICES .
RULE 2 – SIGNING OF NOTICE OF APPEAL AND OTHER NOTICES.
RULE 3 – WHEN APPEAL IS BROUGHT.
RULE 4 – APPLICATIONS FOR EXTENSION OF TIME.
RULE 5 – CERTIFICATE OF CONVICTION : WHEN REGISTRAR NOT TO ISSUE.
RULE 6 – RECORD OF APPEAL.
RULE 7 – FEES.
RULE 8 – BAIL, FINES AND RESTITUTION.
RULE 9 – FINES.
RULE 10 – RESTITUTION.
RULE 11 – ABANDONMENT OF APPEAL.
RULE 12 – PROCEDURE AFTER DETERMINATION OF APPEAL.
RULE 13 – SERVICE OF RECORD OF APPEAL.
RULE 14 – SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS.

 Rules in ORDER 19 – BRIEFS OF ARGUMENT
RULE 1 – APPLICATION.
RULE 2 – FILING OF APPELLANT’S BRIEF
RULE 3 – FORMS AND CONTENTS OF A BRIEF.
RULE 4 – FILING OF RESPONDENT’S BRIEF.
RULE 5 – FILING OF REPLY BRIEF.
RULE 6 – JOINT AND SEVERAL BRIEFS.
RULE 7 – CROSS APPEAL OR RESPONDENT’S NOTICE.
RULE 8 – NUMBER AND SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS.
RULE 9 – ORAL ARGUMENT.
RULE 10 – CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO FILE BRIEF.
RULE 11 – ACCELERATED HEARING.

 Rules in ORDER 20 – JUDGMENT
RULE 1 – DELIVERY OF JUDGMENT
RULE 2 – NOTICE TO COUNSEL OF RESERVED JUDGMENT.
RULE 3 – ENROLMENT OF JUDGMENT.
RULE 4 – REVIEW OF JUDGMENT.
RULE 5 – ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENT.
RULE 6 – EXECUTION OF JUDGMENT BY LOWER COURT.
RULE 8 – NOTIFICATION OF JUDGMENT.
RULE 9 – FINAL DISPOSAL OF EXHIBITS, DOCUMENTS, ETC.
RULE 10 – INTERLOCUTORY JUDGMENT NOT TO PREJUDICE APPEAL.
RULE 11 – POWER OF COURT TO GIVE ANY JUDGMENT OR ORDER

 Rules in ORDER 21 – MISCELLANEOUS
RULE 1 – RECORDS OF APPEAL FROM CUSTOMARY AND SHARIA COURTS OF APPEAL
RULE 2 – DEPARTURE FROM RULES
RULE 3 – WAIVER OF NONCOMPLIANCE.
RULE 4 – LIST OF LAW REPORTS, TEXTBOOKS, ETC.
RULE 5 – APPLICATION TO STRIKE OUT. ETC.
RULE 6 – RULES OF COURT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
RULE 7 – PRACTICE DIRECTION.