The Centre for Criminal Appeals is a law charity that fights miscarriages of justice and demands reform.



We provide the people we represent with fierce advocates in their appeal cases. We operate as both a charity and a law practice and so do not charge our clients for legal representation. We also campaign and fight for open justice and increased accountability in our justice system.


We carefully select our cases to ensure they meet our intake criteria, and meticulously and thoroughly investigate new leads, fresh evidence and advanced forensic science testing. Our investigations are 'boots on the ground', interviewing witnesses, taking statements and visiting the crime scene, to find the evidence needed to overturn wrongful convictions and unfair sentences.


We work with students, legal professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders to ensure our justice system learns from its mistakes.

Featured case

Freshwater Five

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In 2010, skipper Jamie Green and his crew went out for a regular fishing trip on the Isle of Wight.

Yet it ultimately ended with them being arrested, tried and convicted for drug smuggling - with five family men receiving a total of 104 years in prison.

Help Jamie and others like him

Investigation by the Centre has now completely undermined the evidence used to convict them, uncovering serious law enforcement misconduct in the process.


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Our work is only possible through donations from kind individuals and the generous support of trusts and foundations. Our lawyers and investigators need resources in order to properly right miscarriages of justice. You can join us on the quest for justice by becoming a supporter today!

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Cheques made out to 'Centre for Criminal Appeals' can be sent to Centre for Criminal Appeals, Room 29, 2-10 Princeton Street, London WC1R 4BH.