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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(3) Form NG. From 1 October 2018, there is new Form NG forms, available soon. www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/criminal/forms
(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.
In 2019, CALA will hold a series of seminars in lieu of a conference. Our annual conference will return for 2020.
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.