Applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC)

For those who have already appealed unsuccessfully we are able to make an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) providing there is merit to an application. The CCRC can consider the representations and, if satisfied that there is a real possibility that the conviction would be considered unsafe, can refer the case back to the Court of Appeal.

An application to the CCRC is not an opportunity to re run either the trial or the appeal. The commission is concerned only with the question whether or not there is new evidence or argument which gives rise to a real possibility that the Court of Appeal would quash your conviction if referred to them, or whether there are exceptional circumstances which would give rise to a real possibility.

The CCRC refers only a very small percentage of the cases it considers. Cases are referred to us by barristers, organisations and by our previous clients’ recommendations.

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Cases referred by CCRC

R v Gilfoyle (2) (2001) Crim LR 312. An appeal against a murder conviction based on fresh evidence.

R v Susan May LTL 2001. An appeal against a murder conviction based on fresh evidence regarding the integrity of the original police investigation.

R v Ian Thomas (2002) EWCA Crim 941. An appeal against murder conviction relating to the powers of the commission to refer.

R v Brannan and Murphy LTL 2002. An appeal against murder conviction based on fresh evidence and non disclosure. Conviction quashed.

R v Anthony Steel LTL 2003. An appeal against murder conviction based on unreliability of confession. Conviction quashed.

R v Boyle and Ford (2006)EWCA 2101 . An appeal against murder conviction based on arguments re adverse inference.

R v Adetoro (2006)EWCA Crim 1716. An appeal against robbery conviction based on arguments regarding adverse inference.

R v Tomlinson. [2003]  EWCA Crim 758 An appeal against firearms and drugs offences re non disclosure

R v Kavanagh (2002)EWCA Crim 904. An appeal against murder conviction based on fresh expert evidence.

R v Branchflower (2009)EWCA Crim 1392. An appeal against murder based on arguments on legal directions given a trial.

R v Probyn (2005)EWCA Crim 2347. An appeal against murder conviction based on fresh expert evidence.

R v Haskayne (2007) EWCA Crim 2797. An appeal against drugs conviction based on material nondisclosure. Conviction quashed.

R v Simon Hall  An appeal against murder conviction based on fresh expert evidence.

R v F (2009) EWCA Crim 319. An appeal against sentence involving implications of obligation to register as a sex offender (see also F and another v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2010)UKSC 12.

R v N . An appeal against conviction for sex offences based on fresh evidence and nondisclosure. Conviction quashed.

R v Traynor . An appeal against conviction for murder based on fresh evidence.

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