Appellate practice means legal practice where advocates appear in appeals courts hearing appeals arising out of orders passed in original jurisdiction of courts. For example – an aggrieved party may file an appeal against final orders, judgments and decrees passed by courts having original jurisdiction like Judicial Magistrate First Class before the court where appeal is provided by law. An appeal is a right provided by law to a party to a dispute. In the absence of specific provision of appeal, an aggrieved person is not able to file appeal.

Some examples of cases where are considered to be part of appellate practice are:-

  • Court cases in Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh and Supreme Court of India in their appellate jurisdiction and Special Leave Petition (SLP);
  • Appeals in cases of contractual remedies against individuals, institutions and also against government;
  • Complex court appeals relating to insurance, commercial, contract and torts;
  • Letters patent appeals, civil revisions, regular second appeals (RSA), first appeal against order (FAO), Regular First Appeal’s (RFA) etc.