Severity Appeal from District Court are technically more difficult and proceed by way of Grounds of Appeal and Written Submissions, using the transcript and any exhibits from the District Court as well as any case law relied upon by the parties to support legal argument. A NIA or Notice of Intention to Appeal must be lodged. Documents are filed by the Appellant and the Respondent (Crown or DPP) and timetables must be complied with to ensure compliance with case management and that matters are ready to proceed.
Conviction appeals from trials can typically take 6 months to be ready for hearing.
Nyman Gibson Miralis has an accredited criminal law specialist available for this high level work. Our specialists are also on the Serious Crime Panel for Legal Aid matters.