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Message from the President of the Family Division: how to submit an appeal during the COVID-19 crisis

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The President of the Family Division has directed that all appeals to the Family Division must be submitted by email to

The subject line of the e-mail should state ‘APPEAL TO HIGH COURT: NEW APPEAL’  If the appeal is urgent, this should be identified in the subject line.

All appellants, even those with PBA accounts or applying for fees exemption, will need to submit Form EX160B in relation to the issue fee in order to enable the Fees Office to process fees when the office re-opens. It is accepted that appeals may be issued and  it will NOT be possible to pay the fee within the 5 days specified on EX160B.

All documents in support of an appeal must be supplied in digital format, preferably PDF or Word.

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