SQE Questions and Answers

The Court Hierarchy – The Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the Appeals Test | SQE1 – SQE2 Questions and Answers Examples

1-Your client wishes to see you to take advice on a matter in which he wishes to appeal to the Court of Appeal a decision of the High Court which was itself made on appeal. Which test is most likely to apply. The Court of Appeal will not give permission unless it considers that the appeal:

-would have a real prospect of success; or there is some other compelling reason for the appeal to be heard.

-Would: i. have a real prospect of success; and ii. raise an important point of principle or practice; or there is some other compelling reason for the Court of Appeal to hear it.

-would raise an important point of public principle;

-would prove that the appeal was conducted unfairly

 

 

2-Permission to appeal to the Supreme Court is granted for applications that, in the opinion of the Supreme Court’s Appeal Panel:

-Raise an important point of public principle which it is appropriate for the Supreme Court to consider at that time.

-Raise an arguable point of law which is of general legal importance and which has not already been decided by the House of Lords.

-Raise an arguable point of law of general public importance and which ought to be considered by the Supreme Court at that time.
-Raise an important legal issue on which it is appropriate for the Supreme Court to adjudicate.

 

3-Your client wishes to challenge a decision (with a right of appeal), against the decision to refuse him job seeker’s allowance. Which chamber of the First-tier Tribunal is likely to be the most appropriate forum for the appeal?

-The Social Entitlement Chamber

-The Health, Education and Social Care Chamber

-The General Regulatory Chamber

-The Tax Chamber

-The Property Chamber

 

4-Your client wishes to challenge the decision of an arbitrator in a construction and engineering dispute. Which is likely to be the appropriate forum?

-The Technology and Construction Court

-The Patents Court

-The Revenue List

-The Planning Court

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