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The Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association was formed in 2002 with a view to promoting better representation for those persons seeking to appeal their convictions and sentences. CALA is a member of the court user group at the Royal Courts of Justice and provides a forum for those interested in appellate issues. The group organises conferences for lawyers, academics and others interested in appeal issues; and contributes to relevant policy development through contribution to consultations and liaison with legal agencies.
Our members undertake appellate work both under the various legal aid schemes which are available and on a privately funded basis for advice on appeals against conviction, sentence and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. CALA does not guarantee the quality of work of any of its members but those choosing to be a member of CALA show by that membership a commitment to appellate work.
If you would like to join the Criminal Appeals Lawyers Association, please contact the
to request a membership form. The annual membership fee has been reduced to £50 for firms and £25 for barristers or freelance solicitors. The membership year will start on 1st June 2016. Renewal will be annually on 1st June. Any firm that has not applied for and paid the membership fee by 1st June 2016 will be removed from the website. It is possible to apply for membership during the membership year.