Comprehensive and specialist advice and advocacy to anyone challenging unsafe convictions and seeking justice following a successful appeal.

Garden Court North Chambers'  Crime Team  has always had a strong presence in appellate work at all levels and substantial experience of miscarriage of justice cases.

Drawing upon our established reputation and coupled with complimentary expertise in public law, human rights and civil claims for damages and compensation, our Appeals and Miscarriages of Justice Team provides comprehensive and specialist advice and advocacy to anyone challenging unsafe convictions and seeking justice following a successful appeal. 

We have a strong presence in serious and complex appellate work at all levels, including the Divisional Court, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the Supreme Court and have brought cases before the European Court of Human Rights.  We work throughout England and Wales.

Recent criminal appeals and miscarriage of justice cases we have undertaken are listed below in the related news links.

Our miscarriage of justice work is often high profile:

Victor Nealon  test case: miscarriage of justice compensation (Matthew Stanbury)

Hunter – 2015 good character directions (Matthew Stanbury)

Hanif – 2011 ECHR: police officer on jury (Mark George QC)

Gnango – 2011 Supreme Court: joint enterprise (Nina Grahame)

Thompson – 2011 Supreme Court: Sex Offender Register notification requirements (Pete Weatherby QC

Raymond Morris - 2010 CCRC referral (Mark George QC and Matthew Stanbury)

Michael Shields - 2009 football fan wrongly convicted of attempted murder in Bulgaria, pardoned (Pete Weatherby QC)      

Ian Lawless - 2009 murder conviction quashed (Mark Barlow)

Frank Joynson - 2008   conviction from 1969 quashed (Mark Barlow)

Basil Rigby Williams - 2003 conviction quashed (Mark Barlow)

Robert Brown - 2002 freed having served 26 years of a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit (Pete Weatherby QC)

Several members of Chambers are available for direct access work in criminal appeals.

If you would like to know more about members of our Appeals and Miscarriages of Justice Team, please contact our team of Practice Managers on 0161 817 6377 or gcn@gcnchambers.co.uk.

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