R (on the application of Cleeland) v Criminal Cases Review Commission

Criminal Law – Appeal. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant Criminal Cases Review Commission's (the CCRC) decision not to refer his murder conviction to the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the application, held that the CCRC had plainly taken into account the submissions and evidence put forward on the claimant's behalf before concluding that there had been nothing in them which had given rise to a real possibility that the conviction would not be upheld. Its decision had not been so unreasonable as to be unlawful, and its reasons had been clearly and sufficiently explained.

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