Judicial Review is a legal process by which a ruling or decision made by a public body can be reviewed by a court of law.
In the area of criminal law, it might be possible to apply for Judicial Review in a number of situations, including:
An application for Judicial Review usually has to be made within three months minus one day of the original verdict or ruling – Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors advise those wishing to make an application for Judicial Review to get in touch as soon as possible.
The application for initial permission to apply for Judicial Review will usually be assessed by a single High Court judge – and if it is thought there are sufficient grounds to grant permission for Judicial Review, there will be a full hearing.
In some criminal cases involving Judicial Review, a claim for damages may also apply – for example, in cases where there has been a miscarriage of justice leading to wrongful conviction or false imprisonment.
Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors have highly successful criminal law and human rights departments able to advise on making a claim for Judicial Review – including claims involving civil liberties and the Human Rights Act.
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and a successful track record in helping clients apply for Judicial Review in criminal cases.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide in England and Wales – and a criminal defence solicitor from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a prison, police station or court within 45 minutes.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients wishing to apply for Judicial Review in criminal cases – call Duncan Lewis Criminal Appeals solicitors 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on applying for Judicial Review.
Duncan Lewis advises clients who are considering make a claim for Judicial Review of a conviction or sentence to contact us as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors can advise as soon as a verdict is reached or a sentence is passed – as well as advising on cases involving an historical miscarriage of justice.
Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors are a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services.
However, Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances – Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting or phone call.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some cases, after the event insurance may also be a funding option.
Call Duncan Lewis Criminal Appeals Solicitors to discuss applying for Judicial Review in criminal cases on 020 7923 4020.