Court of Appeal, Criminal Division review of the year has been published

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A Review of the Year in the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division (2021-22) has been published today (Wednesday 5 April 2023).

The publication includes an overview of the year, work of the Criminal Appeal Office (CAO), current digital working practices, cases of note and much more.

Master Beldam, Registrar of Criminal Appeals, said in her foreword: “It has been a busy year for the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division with an increase in the number of cases received. That number is expected to continue to increase as the Crown Courts continue to deal with their backlogs of cases. In response to the rising number of applications and the variety of the work, the court and the Criminal Appeal Office continue to show resilience and embrace new ways of working.”

Back in October 2022, Sir Adrian Fulford stepped down from his role as Vice-President. He was succeeded in the role by Lord Justice Holroyde.

Lord Justice Holroyde, Vice-President of the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all the judiciary, the Registrar and the CAO staff for their unwavering support and hard work in ensuring that the work of the court continues to be carried out as smoothly as possible and in ensuring that a high-quality service is provided to the public.”

  • The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division review of the year can be read below.