Applications are invited from experienced criminal practitioners for in-house role bringing miscarriage of justice cases to the Court of Appeal and the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
£35,000 (f or p/t pro rated)
Closing date: 1 October 2022
APPEAL is a charity and a law practice committed to fighting miscarriages of justice and demanding reform. We fight the cases of individual victims of unsafe convictions and unfair sentences who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer themselves. We provide not just legal representations but also thorough investigation and holistic support, little of which are funded by Legal Aid. We use individual cases to advocate and campaign, influencing the media, Parliament, criminal justice policy makers and the public about how and why miscarriages of justice occur and what needs to change to stop them. We inspire the legal profession to take on this challenge and join us fighting for change.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and visionary lawyer to join our determined and spirited team working to shake up the criminal appeal system and shining a spotlight on miscarriages of justice in England and Wales.
If you are an experienced criminal practitioner who wants to focus on bringing wrongful conviction cases to the Court of Appeal and Criminal Cases Review Commission, then we want to hear from you. As a lawyer working in a unique not-for-profit law practice, this role provides the opportunity to have a direct impact on challenging unsafe convictions and to also bring about much needed reform to fix our broken criminal justice system.
Full details of the role and how to apply can be found at: https://appeal.org.uk/careers.
If you have any questions about the role, please email [email protected]