If the applicant is unsuccessful in the Court of Appeal he or she may seek special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.
How a High Court appeal works
The High Court appeal process is similar to the Court of Appeal in that there is a preliminary screening process in the application for special leave to appeal and then, if you get through that process, a hearing of the full appeal.
There may be substantial delay in having cases heard in the High Court, delays of up to 12 – 18 months can be expected.
Successful appeal cases from the Victorian Court of Appeal in criminal cases are extremely rare.
Doogue + George are highly skilled and experienced appeals lawyers and can give you the advice you need if you are seeking to appeal a decision by the courts.