If your case has already been considered by the Court of Appeal and refused, but you feel that there are new grounds or fresh evidence which have not been considered by the Court of Appeal, we assist in making submissions to the CCRC (Criminal Cases Review Commission,) who have the power to refer any criminal case back to the Court of Appeal if they think that there is a ‘real possibility that the conviction or sentence would not be upheld were the reference to be made’.
Some legal aid funding is available for this type of work on a means tested basis, different to that which now applies in criminal matters going before the Courts. Please do contact us if you would like to know whether you may be eligible for funding under this scheme, or to receive a quote from us to undertake the work if you are not eligible.
Notable CCRC Cases
R v I, A and S – three handed s.18 Grievous Bodily Harm, overturned convictions on the basis of procedural impropriety and fresh evidence.
R v C – custodial element to extended sentence reduced from 3 ½ years to 18 months on appeal on the basis it was manifestly excessive in line with the authorities for this matter.
R v B – SOPO varied to allow appellant contact with his children.
Areas of Legal Expertise
- Conviction Appeal
- Criminal Cases Review Commission
- Sentence Appeal
- Ancillary Orders
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