Appeals

Members of Drystone Chambers have a proud record of pursuing appeals to overturn miscarriages of justice and challenge adverse judicial rulings. We appear before all jurisdictions of the criminal and civil courts as well as the European Court of Human Rights.

We are regularly asked to advise in cases where our barristers did not act at first instance, providing a second opinion or finding grounds of appeal where none had been considered before. We pride ourselves on the quality of our written advice on the merits of an appeal and can provide suitable counsel to advise at very short notice. Members of chambers also have particular experience in drafting applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Daniel Jones is the co-author of the Criminal Appeals Handbook, to which Rebecca Penfold was also a contributor. The Criminal Appeals Handbook published by Bloomsbury Press in 2015 provides practical assistance to those seeking to challenge convictions or sentences in the Court of Appeal and beyond.

In order to be of maximum practical assistance, the book takes each topic in the order in which it arises in the appeal process. It begins with how to obtain advice including funding for advice and assistance legal aid, potential grounds of appeal, lodging, etc. and will follow the process through to the conclusion of the case in the Court of Appeal. There is then a short section on Appeal to the Supreme Court followed by reference to the Criminal Case Review Commission, then finally international remedies (ECtHR and UNHRC).

This new publication aims, above all, to be a practical and user-friendly companion for navigating the increasingly complex field of criminal appeals. Priced at £50, it will also suit the budget of most with an interest in this area.

It can be purchased from the publisher by clicking here.