LAW01: Criminal Courts and lay people

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LAW01 The Criminal Courts and lay people
The Criminal Court structure
Appeals from the Crown Court

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LAW01 The Criminal Courts and lay people
° Crown Court to Court of Appeal: defendant can appeal against conviction if there's evidence to suggest that the original
conviction is unsafe. CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2003 ~ can be brought to court again for indictable offences (Stephen
Lawrence case).
° Crown Court to Queen's Bench Division: only for very rare criminal appeals.
° Court of Appeal to Supreme Court: defendant must have a leave of appeal (permission). Must be of public importance on a
point of law.…read more

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LAW01 The Criminal Courts and lay people
SELECTION & APPOINTMENT
Appointed by Lord Chancellor in the name of the Crown, on the advice of the Local Advisory Committee
Candidates for the position are usually put forward by local political parties etc.…read more

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