court of appeals

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court of appeals

n. any court (state or federal) which hears appeals from judgments and rulings of trial courts or lower appeals courts. (See: court)

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An accredited mediator, he was one of the first solicitors to be awarded higher rights of audience in all the apellate courts, and has on many occasions appeared successfully as advocate for clients on emergency injunction applications in the High Court, and twice on hearings in the Court of Appeal.