The Court of Appeal is the highest of the Senior Courts within England and Wales, hearing appeals from the Crown Court, County Court, High Court and Family Court. The Court of Appeal is solely an appeal court and so only hears cases which have been appealed from inferior courts.

The Court of Appeal consists of a Civil Division, which hears appeals for civil cases (from the County Court or High Court), and a Criminal Division, which hears appeals for criminal cases (from the Crown Court).

Cases decided by the Court of Appeal can be appealed further to the Supreme Court, which is the final court of appeal in the UK.

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