Your chance to show that the judge or arbitrator got it wrong
While it's natural for people on the losing end of a judgement to feel like they've been slighted, there are legitimate situations where a judge, master, or arbitrator "got it wrong" based on the information they had available to them at the time. The appeals process allows people who believe that there was an Error in Fact or Error in Law to pursue recourse if they feel that the presiding judge, master, or arbitrator made a significant error that would have changed the outcome of their case.
What is an Appeal?
It may actually be more important to point out what an appeal is not. An appeal is not a new trial and there is no opportunity to present new or existing evidence. Appeals require heavy involvement from lawyers, with crafted legal arguments and analysis within a strict framework of filing deadlines, complex formatting, and carefully-crafted documents such as the Appeal Factum, Appeal Record, and Appeal Books. Appeals are also strictly time-limited, and are required to be submitted within 30 days of the rendered judgement.
With such strict guidelines and legal requirements, it's especially important to hire the best legal mind possible to represent you in your appeal. Come into Swiftsure Law as soon as possible and get an expert opinion on whether or not your case can be appealed, and what the likely outcome would be.
To discuss how we can help you with appeal, please book a consult today:
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