The Court of Appeal uses courtroom 2. It does not conduct
trials. Its function is to rule on the correctness of the judgments
of trials that have already taken place in the Superior Court of
Justice. Normally a panel of three judges listens to each appeal
although for constitutional issues, five judges preside.
During an appeal new evidence is rarely introduced and there are
normally no witnesses called. The only material that is presented
in court is transcripts of a previous trial. The lawyer's arguments
concerning the correctness of the previous judgment and a
record of previous judgments and similar cases are used to
support his or her case.