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Crime news: emailing Interests of Justice appeals

Remember to use the correct form when sending Interests of Justice appeals to our new mailbox.


Our new mailbox for Interests of Justice (IOJ) appeals is proving popular and it is important that you use the pro forma and follow the correct process.

This was outlined in our news article on 3 March 2015 – see link below.

Key points include:

  1. Download the pro forma called ‘Application to appeal grant of legal aid refused on Interests of Justice criteria’ – see below.

  2. Only submit one IOJ appeal pro forma in each email.

  3. Use the email subject line to state which criminal application team (CAT) site made the original decision, eg ‘IOJ appeal CAT Birmingham/Liverpool/Nottingham’.

If you do not follow the process and download the correct pro forma then your appeal will be delayed.

CJSM Secure eMail

When emailing any sensitive or personal information remember to use CJSM Secure email. This is the best way of safeguarding personal or sensitive data when you send emails and avoids the risk of possible data breaches under the Data Protection Act (DPA).

Further information

Email: – to send pro forma

Criminal legal aid processing: applications and digital systems – to download pro forma

Work out who qualifies for criminal legal aid – information about the IOJ test

New mailbox for IOJ appeals – news story explaining process

Protect yourself by using CJSM Secure eMail– news story about Secure eMail

Published 19 March 2015