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.