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In the last three years, more than 100 miscarriages of justice have been quashed following CCRC referrals
The first step in challenging a conviction or sentence is typically applying directly to the Appeal Courts. If that has been unsuccessful (or if you pleaded guilty in a Magistrates' Court), you can apply for a CCRC review of your case.
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News stories: Post Office Horizon scandal

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Convicted ex Post Office workers urged to apply for a free case review

Fresh call for applications following the government’s announcement that anyone with a quashed conviction will be offered £600,000 in compensation.

Published: 21 September 2023 

Long read: Why the CCRC can’s simply refer all Post Office cases

CCRC Director of Casework Operations explains all Post Office Horizon referrals need the convicted person’s consent and for the faulty IT to be determined to be essential to the case.

Published: 25 July 2023

Complexities of Post Office Horizon referrals set out as more convictions sent for appeal

The CCRC refers the cases of Therese Gooding and Ian Davies following convictions CCRC investigations found to be based on faulty Post Office Horizon IT data.

Published: 25 July 2023

Door open for further Post Office conviction reviews after two more cases referred

Two further Post Office convictions related to alleged cash shortfalls have been referred to the Crown Court due to concerns about the discredited Horizon computer system.

Published: 6 April 2023

Post Office workers offered support on challenging Horizon convictions after 64th case is referred back to the courts 

The Criminal Cases Review Commission (“CCRC”) has referred another Post Office case to the Crown Court due to concerns about the Horizon computer system.  The case of Amer Hussain is the 64th CCRC referral sent to the appeal courts related to the Post Office Horizon scandal. 

Published: 14 December 2022

Fraud conviction overturned after latest CCRC Post Office referral

A former post office worker has had her conviction of fraud by abuse of position overturned following a referral by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).

Published: 17 November 2022