Criminal appeals

Criminal appeals guidance:

Trial in absence The issue for the court in R v Okedare was whether it was prepared to entertain applications for leave from those whose whereabouts were unknown. These...

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This Practice Note explains how to appeal to the Crown Court against a sentence imposed by the magistrates’ court. It may be read in conjunction with Practice Note:...

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A challenge to a decision of the lower courts can be brought in various ways, including by way of appeal, judicial review or an appeal by case stated. This Practice Note...

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The interests of justice test The single test for allowing an appeal against conviction is whether the conviction is unsafe. If the grounds of appeal submitted refer to...

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Statutory basis of appeal to the Supreme Court The United Kingdom Supreme Court, sometimes called the ‘UKSC’, was established by Part 3 of the Constitutional Reform Act...

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This Practice Note explains the right of defendants who have been convicted in criminal proceedings to appeal against their convictions in the magistrates’ court to the...

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There are procedural requirements that practitioners must be aware of when appealing sentences imposed in health and safety cases to the Crown Court or to the Court of...

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A confiscation order constitutes a sentence for the purposes of appeal. Accordingly, the defendant may appeal against the making or the amount of the order itself (see...

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Challenging a decision which is wrong in law or in excess of jurisdiction Under the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980, s 111 (MCA 1980) and section 28(1) of the Senior Courts...

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This Practice Note explains the conduct and progress of appeals made to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD) under the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (CrimPR), SI...

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Statutory basis for an appeal against conviction in the Crown Court Section 1 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (CAA 1968) provides two routes to appeal a conviction in the...

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Reopening final determinations of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division The Court of Appeal Criminal Division has an inherent jurisdiction in rare cases to reopen a...

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Draft Judgement Following any appeal hearing where the court reserves judgement and indicates that judgement is to be handed down at a later date, it should be understood...

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Prosecutor’s appeal against terminating rulings Part 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003) (sections 57–74) gives the prosecution a right to appeal against...

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This Practice Note focuses on appeals against conviction and sentence and other orders made to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD) under the Criminal Procedure...

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