Taylor on Criminal Appeals, 3rd Edition

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Taylor on Criminal Appeals, 3rd Edition By Paul Taylor QC

Author Paul Taylor QC
Publication Date 31 July 2022
ISBN 9780192846044
Format Hardcover (944 pages)
Publisher Oxford 


New to this Edition :

  • The book covers significant changes and the large volume of case law that has impacted procedural as well as substantive issues in the last 10 years
  • It provides extensive guidance of procedural aspects of the appeal system, with references to online resources (including procedural rules, forms and guides)
  • The book provides up to date analysis of the impact of the Sentencing Code, Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Act 2022, and the latest amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules. There is a new chapter on 'Lodging Applications with the European Court of Human Rights', setting out the practice and procedure in the European Court of Human Rights.


The most recent edition of Taylor on Criminal Appeals offers an in-depth analysis of the various procedural aspects and substantive grounds to contest the judgments of the criminal courts in England and Wales, as well as the Privy Council and European Court of Human Rights. It also offers a detailed guide to practise and procedure.

The book discusses the several phases of a prospective appeal, from determining the reasons and forum for challenge to outlining the process for starting, preparing for, and presenting the appeal. The flow charts and online resources (such as the procedural rules and forms) that are referred to in each chapter are intended to help the practitioner involved in a criminal appeal, judicial review, or case stated at each stage of the proceedings. Each chapter also contains a detailed analysis of the approach of the appellate courts in particular areas.

The first and second editions have been cited in the House of Lords, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, Final Court of Appeal in Hong Kong, and Court of Appeal in New Zealand, among other places.

The House of Lords, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, the Final Court of Appeal in Hong Kong, the Court of Appeal of New Zealand, the High Court of Fuji, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, and the Caribbean Court of Justice have all cited various passages from the first and second editions. This version, which was written by specialists under the direction of Paul Taylor QC, offers

Table Of Contents

1:Appeal and Review of Magistrates' and Certain Crown Court Decisions: Choosing the Appropriate Procedure
2:Appeals from the Magistrates' Court to the Crown Court
3:Appeals to the High Court by Way of Case Stated
4:Judicial Review of Decisions of Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court: Grounds, Remedies and Procedure
5:Appeals to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division): General Issues
6:The Procedure in Appeals to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
7:Interlocutory Appeals
8:Prosecution Interlocutory and Evidentiary Appeals under the Criminal Justice Act 2003
9:Grounds of Appeal Against Conviction following Trial on Indictment
10:Grounds of Appeal Against Sentence
11:Powers of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
12:The Criminal Cases Review Commission
13:References to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney-General
14:The Royal Prerogative of Mercy
15:Appeals to the Supreme Court
16:Funding for and Costs Arising from Criminal Appeals and Applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission
17:Taking a Criminal Appeal to 'Europe': Lodging Applications with the European Court of Human Rights
18:The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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