Appellate Resources

This section contains links to appellate guidance, procedural rules and directions, as well as to appellate courts in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean.

Please always check to ensure that you are viewing the latest edition of guidance and rules.

Doughty Street Chambers is not responsible for the content of external websites.


Guide to Proceedings in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (2023)

Administrative Court Judicial Review Guide, 6th edn (HM Courts & Tribunals Service, 2021),

From the foreword: “… a valuable resource for all who are involved in proceedings before the Administrative Court. It covers all the stages of a claim for judicial review. Good practice is identified and pitfalls foreshadowed.”

The King's Bench Guide, (2023)

A guide to the working practices of the King’s Bench Division within the Royal Courts of Justice.

A Review of the Year in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) 2020 – 2021

The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division): annual report for 2020-21.

Crown Court Compendium

The main aim of this Compendium is to provide guidance on directing the jury in Crown Court trials and when sentencing, though it contains some practical suggestions in other areas, for example jury management, which it is hoped will be helpful.

The Compendium consists of two separate parts. Part I deals with jury and trial management and summing up. Part II deals with sentencing in the Crown Court.

CPS Prosecution guidance

This provides guidance to prosecutors and paralegal staff in relation to many criminal offences and procedural issues. This guidance is used to make decisions in criminal cases, in conjunction with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

The Sentencing Council

Sentencing guidelines for Magistrates and Crown Courts

Appeal against a magistrates’ court decision 


Judicial Review

Reporting restrictions in the criminal courts

Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria, (Registry of the European Court of Human Rights) 

The Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria describes the conditions of admissibility which an application to the Court must meet.


Prison finder

Find information on prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales, including how to arrange visits and how to stay in touch with prisoners.

Caribbean legal resources

Caribbean Law Project : This Project includes databases of law materials relating to the Caribbean available via CommonLII

Legal resources selected & annotated by Inner Temple Library

Cases, Judgments and Laws via Free Websites

University of West Indies, Online Legal Resources

Law Society Guides and resources

The Commonwealth promotes and strengthens the rule of law that underpins strong democratic and accountable governance. Topics include legal and judicial reform, human rights, women’s rights, transnational crimes, and the legal aspects of international trade negotiations