With a Foreword by Sir Adrian Fulford, Vice President, Court of Appeal Criminal Division.
Are you appealing from the Crown Court or the Court of Appeal?
The Criminal Appeals Handbook, Second Edition is THE 'how to' guide to appealing from the Crown Court to the Court of Appeal and beyond, to assist those who seek to challenge a conviction or sentence imposed in the Crown Court.
In short, concise chapters this book describes each stage of the appeals process and introduces the reader to the language, law and procedure of pursuing an appeal. It presents ways of investigating what may have gone wrong and what resources and funding is available through legal aid, in order to identify potential grounds of appeal. In addition it provides an overview of interlocutory appeals, responding to prosecution appeals and considering the position of defendants who suffer from mental disorders. It follows the process through to the conclusion of the case in the Court of Appeal, and beyond, covering appeal to the Supreme Court, the Criminal Case Review Commission, and international remedies through the ECtHR and UNHRC.
The Second Edition is updated to take account of: The revised Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service Guide to the procedures that must be followed on appeal Amended statutes, Criminal Procedure Rules and Practice Directions in relation to appeals Recent substantive case law in relation to key appellate issues, including the duty of fresh representatives in conviction appeals to consult trial lawyers Important guidance given by the Court of Appeal on the meaning of 'substantial injustice' The court's approach to further information or evidence in sentence appeals and the role of the Court of Appeal in relation to Sentencing Guidelines
An invaluable guide to an often-daunting area of criminal litigation for barristers, solicitor advocates and students of the topic.
'...a truly useful insight to the otherwise, potentially daunting, web of Court of Appeal procedure... the Criminal Appeals Handbook is a hugely impressive work... I, for one, will not be making my way to the High Court from now on without a copy' Counsel (Review of the previous edition)
Joel Bennathan QC, Doughty Street Chambers, has an established defence practice in serious and complex crime with a specialism in a broad range of appeals. He is listed as a band 1 QC by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.
Rebecca Trowler QC, Doughty Street Chambers, is listed as a leading Band 1 silk in criminal law. She has extensive experience in the most serious, complex and highprofile criminal trials and appeals.
Gregory Stewart is a director at GT Stewart where he is head of their specialist appeals team. They are a nationwide firm undertaking private and publicly funded appeals. They have acted in many notable appeal cases and are recommended ranked in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: The Law 1 Introduction to the Court of Appeal 2 Applying the law: recent developments 3 Appeals against conviction 4 Appeals against sentence Part 2: The Appeal Process 5 Defence investigations 6 Applying for leave to appeal 7 Preparing for hearings in the Court of Appeal 8 Public funding and pro bono assistance Part 3: Applications from the Court of Appeal 9 The Criminal Cases Review Commission 10 Appealing to the Supreme Court 11 Applications to the European Court of Human Rights Part 4: Other Rights of Appeal 12 Appeals against interlocutory rulings 13 Responding to prosecution appeals 14 Appeals in relation to defendants suffering from a mental disorder Appendices A Criminal Practice Directions, Division IX B The Criminal Procedure Rules, Parts 36 to 44 C A Guide to Commencing Proceedings in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) D Sample pleadings E Court of Appeal costs F New client appeal enquiry form