Criminal Appeals

If you’re thinking about making a criminal appeal, whether it is against conviction or a sentence, it is highly recommended that you get legal representation to help you with your case.

Have you been wrongly convicted? Have you received a sentence which is manifestly excessive?

If you think you could be victim to either of these and you’d like to make a criminal appeal, Youngs Law can help support you with your case.

Youngs Law have a full team of prison law experts that can assist you with you claim.We regularly lodge appeals at the Court of Appeal challenging conviction and/or sentence and are proud of our record.

If you’d like to speak with us, please fill out the contact form or give us a call and our prison law solicitors will be more than happy to answer your queries and assist you with your matter should you choose to instruct us.

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Making an appeal

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.

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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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