Conducting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD)
Conducting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD)

The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Conducting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD)
  • Appeal notice lodged with the Court of Appeal—next steps
  • Collation of the court’s file
  • Waivers of privilege from previous lawyers
  • Notification of the appeal to the prosecution/respondent
  • Respondent’s notices in the CACD
  • Consideration by a single judge
  • Single judge grants leave to appeal—next steps
  • Renewed applications for leave to appeal
  • Prohibition on judges sitting on appeals from their own judgments
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, makes provision for the extended use of live links and audio links in criminal proceedings to give judges more options for avoiding adjournments and keeping business moving through the courts to help reduce delays in the administration of justice while the pandemic is in full swing. See: CA 2020, ss 53–56. Practitioners might also find it useful to consult the daily operational summaries published by HM Courts and Tribunal Service which provides details of the current workings of the courts. We are reviewing our content on the basis of information available and will keep it under regular review. Meanwhile, for updates on key developments and related practical guidance on the implications for lawyers, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the criminal justice system—overview and Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit.

This Practice Note explains the conduct and progress of appeals made to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD) under the Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (CrimPR), SI 2020/759, Pts 36 and 39.

For detailed guidance on commencing appeals in the CACD, see Practice Notes: Starting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD) and Criminal appeals—certificates of fitness to appeal from the Crown Court. See also: Common grounds for appealing conviction and sentence—checklist and Appeal to the

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