Appeals - What You Need To Know

Appeals - What You Need To Know

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Course Overview

Essential for anyone advising clients on whether to pursue an appeal to a higher court, this session will offer a practical discussion of some issues to consider when determining if an appeal is viable, such as costs, and the pitfalls which viewers must watch out for when pursuing appeals.

Delivered in an easily digestible bite-size format, this 20-minute webinar will ensure that practitioners are aware of new developments including the recent guidance published concerning appeals to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).

Consideration will also be given to the circumstances in which the Magistrates’ Court is an appeal court and the powers of the appeal courts.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the reference notes and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Understand the importance of sentencing powers available to an appeal court
  • • Be aware of the circumstances in which you might be making an application for judicial review and the circumstances in which you might be making an application for case stated
  • • Know how the appeal Court is likely to consider an application for costs
  • • Have considered the best advice to give to the client who wants advice from you on appeal points
  • • Appreciate the importance of informing the client that he may be at risk in terms of a ‘loss of days’ direction
  • • Be able to recognise circumstances when it might be preferable to use Section 142 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980, rather than pursuing the matter by way of an appeal
  • • Feel confident when advising clients on appeal points

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal practitioners


About Instructor - Colin Beaumont

Colin Beaumont graduated in law in 1981 and qualified as a Barrister in 1982. He worked for many years in the Magistrates’ Court service until 1996 when he re-qualified as a Solicitor and joined a large criminal legal aid practice. He became a partner with the firm. He retired as a solicitor in 2016 and has returned to his Inn of Court at The Inner Temple. Colin has been teaching the profession for the last 25 years and continues to do so.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    1 Page


  • Quiz