Time taken from grant of Permission to Appeal to notification of hearing dates, and the hearing itself

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Dear Supreme Court of the United Kingdom,

Through your helpful response to a previous FOI request, I understand that the Court aims to inform parties of the date of the substantive hearing within four sitting weeks of their decision to grant Permission to Appeal, and that the substantive hearing itself should generally be within 9 months, subject to parties' diaries. The first is a performance indicator in the business plan and the second is in the annual report.

I wonder if you could please confirm my understanding as of above, and provide any other internal or external guidance as to the time taken by the Supreme Court to give a date of hearing and for the hearing to take place.

Please could you also provide some cogent statistics on the length of time that has actually occurred in non-urgent cases, i.e. what is the norm for the time taken for applicants to be communicated the date of the hearing and the time taken from the permission of appeal to the hearing itself.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Paul Brigland, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Dear Mr Paulley,
Thank you for your email of 31 July 2015 in which you asked the UK Supreme
Court (UKSC)  for the following information- 

Through your helpful response to a previous FOI request, I understand
that the Court aims to inform parties of the date of the substantive
hearing within four sitting weeks of their decision to grant Permission
to Appeal, and that the substantive hearing itself should generally be
within 9 months, subject to parties' diaries. The first is a performance
indicator in the business plan and the second is in the annual report.
I wonder if you could please confirm my understanding as of above, and
provide any other internal or external guidance as to the time taken by
the Supreme Court to give a date of hearing and for the hearing to take
place.
Please could you also provide some cogent statistics on the length of
time that has actually occurred in non-urgent cases, i.e. what is the
norm for the time taken for applicants to be communicated the date of
the hearing and the time taken from the permission of appeal to the
hearing itself.

You have requested this information under the terms of the under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). 
We will reply to your request by or before the 27 August 2015 (20 working
days from the date of your request).
Yours sincerely,
Paul Brigland
Paul Brigland| Head of ICT Services & Departmental Records Officer  |
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom & the Judicial Committee of the Privy
Council | Parliament Square | London | SW1P 3BD | DX: 157230 Parliament
Square | * email: [1][UKSC request email] 
From: Doug Paulley
Date: Friday, 31 July 2015 16:35
To: Paul Brigland
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Time taken from grant of
Permission to Appeal to notification of hearing dates, and the hearing
itself
Dear Supreme Court of the United Kingdom,
Through your helpful response to a previous FOI request, I understand that
the Court aims to inform parties of the date of the substantive hearing
within four sitting weeks of their decision to grant Permission to Appeal,
and that the substantive hearing itself should generally be within 9
months, subject to parties' diaries. The first is a performance indicator
in the business plan and the second is in the annual report.
I wonder if you could please confirm my understanding as of above, and
provide any other internal or external guidance as to the time taken by
the Supreme Court to give a date of hearing and for the hearing to take
place.
Please could you also provide some cogent statistics on the length of time
that has actually occurred in non-urgent cases, i.e. what is the norm for
the time taken for applicants to be communicated the date of the hearing
and the time taken from the permission of appeal to the hearing itself.
Thank you
Yours faithfully,
Doug Paulley
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Dear Mr Paulley,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on 1
August 2015.

 

Please find our response attached.

 

Kind regards,

 

Rebecca Lowson

Information Officer

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3BD

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