If you wish to Appeal any decision of another court then we have a team of experienced Advocates who can advise you on procedure and assist you in preparing your case. Strict time limits can apply to the Appeals process so please contact us quickly so we can advise you on this.

Appeals from the Magistrates’ Court to the Crown Court

There is an automatic right to appeal a conviction and/or sentence from the Magistrates’ Court to the Crown Court.  An appeal in the Crown Court is a rehearing of the case.  An appellant must be aware that any sentence imposed may be made more onerous if the appeal is unsuccessful.  Appeals from the Magistrates’ Court to the Crown Court are usually listed before the Crown Court within three months.

Appeals from the Crown Court to the Court of Appeal

An appeal from the Crown Court to the Court of Appeal will be considered by a Single Judge who will determine whether the application should proceed to a full hearing.  These are dealt  with by the Criminal Appeal Office within three to six months.   Thereafter if the Single Judge determines that the application should proceed to a full hearing the timescale will vary on a case by case basis.

Contact us to find out more and as a matter of urgency if you already have a court date.

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