Appealing a court decision


By Juan Palomino

During my time as a case handler, I have daily helped clients to find the ideal solicitor. Perhaps whilst a client is attempting to appeal for a court conviction or sentence is when we both (case handler and client) need to work together in order to find the perfect solicitor.
First of all remember that our service is free of charge and we can discuss your matter as many times as you need and, most importantly, when you need it. As such, do not hesitate to contact us.

First things first

Disagreeing with a court’s judgment is understandable, but keep in your mind that you may be able to appeal the decision. Perhaps unfortunately, you cannot appeal a judgment simply because you disliked or considered it unfair. In order for the procedure to kick off to a good start, you will need to consider a solicitor with relevant experience on the matter who can provide assistance in your case.

Secondly: timing!

Certainly making an appeal is not an easy process as you have to deal with the 'higher courts', it is also important to remember that there may be time limits within which you must bring your appeal.

In case you fail to comply with the time limit in question, it is crucial that you speak to a specialist solicitor as soon as possible. I would here like to remind you that all solicitors on our network are able to get in touch with you within four hours after you have spoken to a phone adviser at Caven.

After these steps, you may need to get ready for the appeal hearing with your original or new evidence, witnesses and the chance to tell the court why you are looking to have the initial judgment appealed.

Winning and losing

Hopefully you will be appeal to win your appeal. However, losing is a potential risk that you have to take. In order to reduce this chance I normally recommend my clients to contact a solicitor in the early stages of the matter, as it unquestionably makes a crucial difference in the final result.

Contact law is a free solicitor recommendation service with a very wide network available for you. A client can contact me more than one time in order to find the ideal solicitor, who can give you a cost-effective offer.

Juan Palomino is one of Caven’s most knowledgeable case handlers with extensive experience in this matter from dealing with clients on a day-to-day basis.

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