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Criminal Defence Solicitor
If you would like advice in relation to appeal against sentence or appeal against conviction or simply would like a second opinion, Irwin Mitchell's criminal lawyers can help you. We have many years' experience advising on criminal appeal cases in the Crown Court, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
For an initial discussion, with no obligation, call Kevin Robinson on 0207 421 3883 or Dan Stowers on 0114 274 4295. Alternatively you can send us an online enquiry.
Experts in Criminal Appeals Against Sentence, Confiscation or Conviction
In criminal proceedings, appeals are usually against sentence, confiscation orders or conviction or in complex cases there can be 'interlocutory appeals' on complex points of law.
If permission to appeal is obtained, the appeal hearing will be heard in the Crown Court (if the case was originally heard in the Magistrates Court) or in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). In certain circumstances cases may be referred to the CCRC - Criminal Cases Review Commission or the ECHR - European Court of Human Rights.
One of our most high-profile pieces of appeal work was not against sentence or conviction but on a point of law. We represented an individual in an SFO prosecution relating to allegations of illegal price fixing in the pharmaceutical industry called Operation Holbein. We were successful in defending the SFO appeal to the House of Lords and as a result, the investigation against our client was stopped.
There are various reasons why there may be grounds to appeal against sentence, confiscation and/or conviction. The amount of work involved depends on the nature of the complaint. Appeals against confiscation orders and conviction can be the most complex. If there are grounds to suggest that a serious miscarriage of justice has occurred then considerable work may need to be undertaken including in some cases gathering new evidence.
If you would like more information then please get in touch with us. We provide clear, straightforward advice and a professional, proactive service. When needed, we will fight fearlessly to protect your interests and those of your loved ones.
We generally accept instructions to act in relation to criminal appeal cases on a privately paying basis. In certain circumstances, for those who cannot afford their own legal expenses, we may be able to provide advice and representation if legal aid is available. Please contact us to discuss the funding options available to you.
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Further Criminal Appeal Information
For an initial discussion, with no obligation, call Kevin Robinson on 0207 421 3883 or Dan Stowers on 0114 274 4295 or send us an online enquiry.