Host Organisation: APPEAL

Lizzie Norton

Lizzie joined APPEAL as a trainee solicitor in December 2021. She investigates and litigates wrongful convictions through the Criminal Cases Review Commission and the Court of Appeal.

Before joining APPEAL, she was a paralegal at Hickman & Rose, where her casework focused on police misconduct. She worked on civil litigation arising from the criminal justice system, inquests and inquiries, as well as data challenges including criminal record deletions. Prior to that she was a paralegal at the Infected Blood Inquiry. Lizzie previously interned with APPEAL in 2018 when she produced a podcast telling the story of a client with lived experience of wrongful conviction.

Lizzie studied law at the University of Nottingham, spending her third year studying European law at the University of Copenhagen. She completed her Legal Practice Course part-time at BPP.


Lizzie’s project is the design and dissemination of an access to justice toolkit targeting unrepresented prisoners convicted of serious offences in England and Wales, which will empower them to use their rights to demand access to the data and evidence they need to use the criminal appeals system and to challenge their convictions through the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

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