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Sometimes the Court of Appeal may sit in another court. You should check the law list at www.courts.qld.gov.au/daily-law-lists or in The Courier-Mail on the morning of your hearing.
The judges will ask you to explain why your appeal should be allowed. By the day of your appeal the judges will have read the Appeal Record Book and both your and the prosecutor’s outline of arguments.
The court will give you a limited opportunity to argue your case. They do not want to hear a lengthy repeat of arguments you have already put in your written outline. At the hearing you should tell the judges:
During the hearing the judges may ask you questions. If needed, point out to the judges any relevant part of the Appeal Record Book you think they should look at.
If you have nothing to add to the outline of argument you’ve already given the court, you can tell the judges you do not want to add to your written submissions with oral argument.