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How to Appeal

A guide to the criminal appeal system

FREE to prisoners

How to Appeal provides simple, accessible information on the appeal system and procedures – for prisoners and those who advise them. The booklet is in a simple question and answer format – reflecting the main questions asked by prisoners. It will also be invaluable to anyone who may be asked to give advice on how the criminal appeal system works.


  • easy to follow question and answer format
  • a flowchart of the entire appeals system
  • examples of appeal forms
  • information on how and when to appeal
  • what lawyers can do when legal aid is available
  • what grounds of appeal the court can look at


  • Stage 1            Get yourself organised
  • Stage 2            Start the appeal
  • Stage 3            The ‘single judge’ stage
  • Stage 4            Renewal to the full court
  • Stage 5            The full court hearing
  • Stage 6            The appeal
  • Stage 7            After the appeal
  • Grounds of appeal
  • Legal aid
  • Index of terms used in appeal

ISBN 978 0 907247 51 7 • 54 pages • A5 Paperback

JUSTICE is grateful to the Law Society Charity for its support of this publication

How to get your copy of How to Appeal

  • As a FREE PDF download – click on the link under 'Downloads' below
  • FREE printed copies available for prisoners and their families - please contact JUSTICE by post, email or telephone
  • At £3 for a single copy (discounts available for bulk purchase).




1 June 2011


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