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Our prison law experts are at the forefront of developments in this area of law and regularly challenge the Ministry of Justice and other authorities.
Have you been wrongly convicted? Have you received a sentence, which is manifestly excessive?

Our prison law solicitors are more than happy to answer your queries and assist you with your matter should you choose to instruct us.

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Here at Youngs Law we are experts in criminal appeals, whether against conviction or sentence we can assist.

We regularly lodge appeals at the Court of Appeal challenging conviction and/or sentence.

It is important when choosing a solicitor for an appeal you make the right choice. ‘Inside Times’ can be like the Yellow Pages for appeal lawyers. Many promising a service you will never receive.

You usually only have one chance of an appeal, so it is vital that you get it right. You want your lawyers to undertake all necessary investigations, consider expert evidence, to argue fresh evidence and to ensure that when you lodge your case at the Court of Appeal you are in the strongest position.

We provide an appeal service, whether this is conviction or sentence, we can assist. Often, you only have one opportunity to appeal so it is important it is done right. We look to put clients in the strongest position when lodging cases in the Court of Appeal.

Appeals against conviction

You require a lawyer who understands there are many individuals wrongly convicted and maintaining their innocence in custody. We investigate matters raised, we look for fresh evidence and we instruct relevant experts in order to advance an appeal. We instruct respected barristers for advice.

Appeals against sentence

We regularly advise on the merits of appealing against sentence. We will not give you false hope, if we believe the sentence is not manifestly excessive and not challengeable we will say so.

We advise in respect of many different sentences e.g.,

  • Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) appeals;
  • Substitution of life sentence for Mental Health Act order;
  • Determinate sentence appeals;
  • Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) challenges and variations;

Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC) – We regularly draft submissions/applications to the CCRC to consider. We assist the client through this lengthy process and ensure the CCRC acts fairly, given the pressures on them e.g. under-resourced/low referral rate to the Court of Appeal. We often advise clients on the merits of challenging decisions of the CCRC by way of Judicial Review.

Meet the team

For further information and confidential advice from our team of specialist solicitors, please contact a member of our team or call us on

033 33 582 580

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