16th January 2015.
Hi, thanks for your question. I see the other expert has opted out so I shall assist and answer this for you.
It may be possible to file an appeal IF, the evidence that you now have was not possible to obtain in readiness for the first hearing. The court takes the view that there has to be an end to litigation at some point, even if the Court gets it wrong and was misled. It does this by saying that if the evidence of falsification was possible to obtain (but even if not obtained) for the first hearing, then it will not usually deal with it on appeal. Only when new evidence comes to light that you could not have known about, such as scientific advances, etc., would an appeal court consider it and order a re-hearing.
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Thanks for the advice. Very helpful. Is it also possible to apply for the judgement to be set aside on the grounds that the judgement has been obtained by deception? If so, what are the criteria and what is the process to be followed?