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When a person directly appeals to supreme court from High court instead appealing to court of appeal first is called leap frog appeal.
I want to ask that only this specific appeal is called leap frog or any appeal which is done to great head court without appealing in head court e.g. a magistrate court appeal directly to supreme court without appealing to court of appeal first.
I am so confused that I cannot explain my question enough.
OK, I understand your question perfectly well
The concept of leapfrogging is to avoid the unnecessary step of going through the Court of Appeal in the instance where the High Court’s decision was based on precedent set by the Court of Appeal
With talk of High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court we are already way beyond the realms of Magistrates and their courts. It is therefore highly improbable that a Magistrates Court has the authority or capacity to hear cases of real importance which would be heard initially by the High Court
It is possible that a case in County Court could be appealed to High Court but if the High Court is itself bound by its own precedent the appeal would go on the Court of Appeal
What you do need to be aware of is that leapfrogging is itself very rare and only normally applicable where there is at issue a point of law of general public importance
Does that answer you?
Yes, you have answered my question completely.