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Criminal Law Articles

As one of the North West’s leading Criminal Solicitors, this section has all the useful articles we have collated which relate to criminal law. In this section you will find out about new laws, amendments to existing laws and precedents set – as well as opinion and lot’s of great advice from our award-winning crime team.

What Happens After A “Hung Jury”?

Usually the court will consider questions which explore things like, whether the alleged offence is serious enough to justify a retrial, or whether, if re-convicted, the appellant would be likely to serve a significant period or further period in custody. Factors such as the appellant’s age and health may also come into play.

The Real Cost Of Unqualified Legal Advice

If you were to use a McKenzie Friend, or any other unqualified person, in conducting a criminal appeal, the consequences can be worse than just a financial loss. The Court of Appeal has the power to order, in appeals without merit, that some time already served should not count towards your sentence. You may also face a substantial claim for prosecution costs.

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