Things don’t always go the way you want them to.  

In New Zealand the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court all have jurisdiction to hear appeals from lower courts.  The Court of Appeal and Supreme Court only hear appeals.

An appeal involves asking a judge or judges to review the decision of another judge, arguing that the decision was wrong and should be set aside or replaced.

A successful appeal can result in bail being granted, a sentence reduced or replaced or a conviction overturned.

I have acted in a number of successful appeals. If you are unhappy with the results you or a loved one have experienced contact me for legal advice. Keep in mind that time limits apply for the filing of appeals. The sooner you seek legal advice, the better.