Criminal case appeals and reviews
This is a very complex area of the law that can have an enormous effect on your life, which is why you should always seek legal advice immediately.
We have an impressive record in winning appeals against conviction and sentence for our clients.
Overturning a conviction or sentence can be difficult and there are few law firms who both can and will give you the time and expertise to put together an expert appeal. We have both solicitors and barristers from leading chambers in the UK who will fight your corner at the Crown Court, the Court of Appeal and, if necessary to the Supreme Court or European Courts.
Do I have the right to appeal?
This depends on which court the case was heard in. Once we have some initial information we will be able to tell you whether you can appeal your conviction, sentence or both. This area of law is complex. Any errors of law or facts will have to be examined in detail before you make the decision to appeal.
You may have limited time to lodge an appeal after conviction or sentence has been passed. 21 days from the Magistrates Court, and 28 days from the Crown Court. Time runs from date of conviction or sentence.
How much will it cost for Appeal and Review?
Legal aid might cover your appeal, but in certain areas it will not. We can therefore act for you on a privately funded basis. We are transparent and open about our fees, offering fixed fees at highly competitive rates. Please contact us for a no obligation quotation.
We can also offer second opinions on a privately funded basis when clients are already legally aided and represented by another solicitor. This may reassure a client knowing that their case has had the best possible assessment and advice.