Legal Skills and Procedure (LSP) Criminal Procedure – The Criminal Appeal Process and Miscarriages of Justice. Significant improvements were made following the introduction of the Criminal Appeal Act in 1995 to the system of criminal appeals. Yet the opportunity to appeal a criminal conviction and /or sentence is being seriously undermined by cuts made to the Legal Aid budget with disastrous consequences for criminal justice’. Discuss.

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The Criminal Appeal Act seeks to minimize the risk of injustice that happens such as in cases where innocent defendants are convicted. The Legal aid budget puts constraints thus influencing the defendants and other individuals who seek to appeal based on the judgments presented. The outcomes in such an instance fail to promote justice as per the original purpose of the act…

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