How to Appeal
This FACTsheet is based entirely on a publication by Justice – an all-party law reform and human rights organisation which actively promotes improvements to the British legal system – through research, education, lobbying and interventions in the courts, to whom we give full acknowledgement and offer our thanks for an excellent publication.
How to Appeal – a guide to the criminal appeal system
ISBN 978 0 907247 51 7 • 54 pages • A5 Paperback
Available from Justice, FREE to prisoners. Get a free copy of How to Appeal 2011(pdf download).
How to Appeal provides simple, accessible information on the appeal system and procedures – for prisoners and those who advise them.
The booklet is in a simple question and answer format – reflecting the main questions asked by prisoners.
It will also be invaluable to anyone who may be asked to give advice on how the criminal appeal system works.
- easy to follow question and answer format
- a flowchart of the entire appeals system
- examples of appeal forms
- information on how and when to appeal
- what lawyers can do when legal aid is available
- what grounds of appeal the court can look at
- Stage 1 Get yourself organised
- Stage 2 Start the appeal
- Stage 3 The ‘single judge’ stage
- Stage 4 Renewal to the full court
- Stage 5 The full court hearing
- Stage 6 The appeal
- Stage 7 After the appeal
- Grounds of appeal
- Legal aid
- Index of terms used in appeal