If you believe that you may have been wrongly convicted because of problems with the Horizon computer system, you can consider challenging your conviction.
The CCRC can help if you pleaded guilty in a magistrates’ court or have already tried to appeal and been unsuccessful.
We have referred 64 Post Office Horizon cases to the appeal courts, with convictions in 57 of these being overturned. For further information on challenging Post Office convictions, read the CCRC’s guide here
How to start your application
- Ring the CCRC helpline on 0300 456 2669 if you have any questions – our team is ready to help you
- Complete the CCRC’s application form at https://ccrc.gov.uk/how-to-apply/
The story to date
Since April 2021 the appeal courts have overturned convictions in more than 70 Post Office Horizon cases.
These were convictions of former sub-postmasters, managers or counter assistants in Post Office branches, who had been convicted of, or who had pleaded guilty to offences including theft, fraud and false accounting.
In each of the cases the court decided that it had been unfair to prosecute the individual because there were serious defects in the Post Office’s Horizon computer system.
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
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
The husband of a deceased Post Office worker has seen his wife’s case posthumously referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), taking the total of CCRC “Horizon” cases sent for appeal to 62.
Published: 3 August 2022
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Court of Appeal judgements
Two key Court of Appeal judgements have been handed down in the Post Office Horizon cases. These are Robert Ambrose and Others v Post Office Ltd on October 7 2021 and Josephine Hamilton and Others v Post Office Ltd on 23 April 2021