Announcement from the Criminal Appeals Office
20 August 2018

(1) Video conferencing. It is now available 15 minutes prior to an appeal hearing, where an appellant is being produced by video-link.  There is also availability for post-hearing conferences.

(2) Direct lodgement.  From 1 October 2018, applications to appeal conviction, sentence and confiscation appeals must be lodged directly with the Court of Appeal, preferably by email at

(3) Form NG.  From 1 October 2018, there is new Form NG forms, available soon.

(4) The paper file no longer needs to be sent from the Crown Court to the Court of Appeal, as they now have access to the Digital Case System, and are working towards appeals being lodged on the DCS.

Upcoming Events

18 June 2022,  9.30am – 3pm- (in person) The State of Criminal Appeals"


  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Holroyde

  • Helen Pitcher, Chair of the Criminal Cases Review Commission

  • Professor Penney Lewis, Law Commissioner for Criminal Law 

  • Dr Lucy Welsh of Sussex University

Book your place here.

Location: London School of Economics, Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE


Past Events


15 July 2021, "Recent Cases of Interest in the Court of Appeal Criminal Decision|


Speakers: David Emanuel QC and Farrhat Arshad

Video recording can be found here

15 April 2021, Sentencing appeals for people with mental disorder


Speakers: Her Honour Judge Rosa Dean, Resident Judge at Harrow Crown Court and member of the Sentencing Council ; Stella Harris, barrister at Garden Court Chambers; Dr Laura Janes, solicitor and legal director at the Howard League for Penal Reform; Dr Richard Latham, consultant forensic psychiatrist; Professor Pamela Taylor, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Cardiff University and Vice-Chair, Crime in Mind; Farrhat Arshad, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers (Chair)

Video recording can be found here


22 July 2020, "Sentencing young adults - getting it right first time” -Webinar @ 4pm. LCCSA in association with CALA.


Speakers: David Emanuel QC, Dr Laura Janes and Claire Mawer. 

More information about the webinar can be found here.

30 July 2020, "In conversation with the CCRC"- CALA and Doughty Street Chambers


Speakers: Steven Bird of Birds Solicitors and Sally Berlin of CCRC.


This session was chaired by Farrhat Arshad of Doughty Street Chambers.



24 June 2020, Timely Justice: Turning 18


Speakers: David Emanuel QC, Dr Laura Janes, Claire Mawer, Mr Justice William Davis and Dr Enys Delmage.


17 June 2020"A Perspective from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division", by Red Lion Chambers.

Speakers: David Emanuel QC of Garden Court Chambers, Alix Beldam (Registrar of Criminal Appeals and Master The Crown Office) and Tom Forster QC of Red Lion Chambers.

Recording of the webinar can be downloaded here.

3 March 2020, Masterclass on criminal appeals for young people by CALA and The Youth Practitioners' Association, at Doughty Street Chambers

Speakers: Greg Stewart and Mel Stooks of GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates, Dr Laura Janes of the Howard League for Penal Reform. The Panel chaired by Farrhat Arshad of Doughty Street Chambers.

8 May 2019, Modern Day Slavery & Victims of Trafficking Seminar, at 23 ES Chambers.


Speakers: Francis FitzGibbon QC of 23ES, Dr Laura Jones & Claire Sands of the Howard League of Penal Reform, Philippa Southwell of Birds Solicitors.  

26 June 2019, Court of Appeal, the Inside Track at Garden Court Chambers.

Speakers: Jenny Lund & Sarah Bergstrom of Criminal Appeals Office and Steven Bird of Birds Solicitors 

7 November 2019, Criminal Appeals Masterclass at Doughty Street Chambers 

Speakers: Paul Taylor QC of Doughty Street Chambers.

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