The Court of Appeal hears appeals from other courts, such as the Crown Court, if someone thinks that their trial was unfair or the sentence was wrong.
An appeal to the criminal division of the Court of Appeal can only be made against conviction or sentence following a trial on indictment.1 Therefore, other issues such as a Crown Court allowing a child to be named in the press can only be challenged by way of judicial review. An application for leave to appeal must be received by the Crown Court within 28 days of whatever conviction or sentence is being appealed.
- 1. (CAA 1968 SS1 and 9)