The APPG brings together a group of cross-party UK parliamentarians who seek reform of the criminal justice system to prevent and overturn miscarriages of justice.

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Unfortunately, the APPG is unable to advise on individual cases. For casework support, please contact your constituency MP.

For general enquiries relating to the APPG on Miscarriages of Justice, please email

Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) is the independent organisation set up to investigate suspected miscarriages of justice from magistrates courts, the Crown Court in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Court Martial and Service Civilian Court.

The Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association was formed in 2002 with a view to promoting better representation for those persons seeking to appeal their convictions and sentences. Their members undertake appellate work under the various legal aid schemes which are available and on a privately funded basis in relation to:

  • appeals against conviction and/or sentence to the Crown Court, Court of Appeal and  Supreme Court

  • applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission

  • applications for compensation for victims of miscarriages of justice.

RCJ Advice: Clients are referred to by the Criminal Cases Review Commission when the Commission has supported their appeal against their sentence in the Court of Appeal. The service then supports the client during their appeal against conviction, immediately following release and subsequently for as long as they need it.