Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh is renowned for its expertise in appellate advocacy, most notably at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Lawyers at our firm have conducted literally hundreds of criminal appeals and have secured the exoneration of many persons convicted of crimes. Our achievements in this sphere of practice are unparalleled. We have played a transformative role in Canadian criminal law through the advancement of novel factual and legal issues. We have a proven track record of success in getting our clients’ appeals heard and their convictions overturned. Our appellate lawyers are highly skilled in crafting legal arguments that persuade appellate judges to rule in our clients’ favour.
We advance the interests of our clients on appeal in many different ways. A few examples include establishing that the trial judge made a significant error by admitting or refusing to admit evidence, improperly instructing the jury on a point of law, failing to permit cross-examination of a witness on an important issue, demonstrating bias against the person charged, or imposing a sentence that was unreasonable.
In some cases, evidence of innocence not presented at trial comes to light after a conviction and we are able to gather it for presentation to the Court of Appeal. Our long list of appellate cases, many of which have resulted in fundamental changes to the law, are reported in legal journals and are frequently cited by judges throughout Canada. We evaluate every appeal with scrutiny of the proceedings that unfolded at the trial below with a view toward exposing possible miscarriages of justice.
If you need assistance with an appeal, call LZZ at (416) 613-0416 or (416) 595-9500 or contact us online for a free consultation. LZZ’s vast experience and knowledge of the law and passion for justice make us Canada’s leading criminal appellate firm.