Sam Hallam’s Court of Appeal  hearing takes place on Wednesday 16 May and Thursday 17 May 2012 at Court 8, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL before Lady Justice Hallett, Mrs Justuce Slade and Mr Justice Hedley.

He is represented by Henry Blaxland QC of Garden Court Chambers and Peter Willcock QC of Tooks Chambers (solicitor Matt Foot of Birnberg Peirce and Partners). The Crown will be represented by David Hatton QC (who appeared for the prosecution at Sam’s 2005 trial and previous appeal in 2007).

The hearing commences at 10.30 a.m. The Royal Courts of Justice building opens at 9.00 a.m. Buses  4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, and 341 stop outside. Nearest underground stations are Holborn, Temple and Chancery Lane.



An eve of appeal  vigil for Sam will be held on Tuesday 15 May 2012 between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm in the grounds of St John’s Church, Pitfield St, Hoxton, London N1 6NP.

There'll be musical entertainment, balloon release and dedication for a just outcome to Sam's appeal.

All Sam's supporters are invited  to attend.



The campaign presents an exhibition of work by artist Patrick Maguire on Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May 2012 between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm at the Green Hut, New North Road, Hoxton, London N1

The centrepiece work is Barcode a high quality limited edition print created by Patrick in conjunction with the UK's leading master printmaker, Kip Gresham. Barcode depicts significant numbers and dates in Sam Hallam’s life while protesting powerfully against the injustice inflicted on this innocent young man.

A selection of Patrick’s other works will be displayed at the exhibition.

As one of the Maguire Seven, Patrick Maguire was himself a victim of a miscarriage of justice when he was wrongly convicted of explosives offences in 1975 at the age of just 13. Kip Gresham has been making original prints for artists, galleries and publishers for over 30 years, and has worked with some of the world's leading artists.

The limited edition print has been screenprinted on 300g Somerset Velvet paper in a set of 10 numbered copies signed by the artist and featuring the blind stamp of Kip Gresham's renowned Print Studio. Bids for the (unframed) numbered prints will be accepted (minimum bid £250). If you wish to submit a bid but are unable to attend the exhibition, please email the campaign here.

100 posters of Barcode have also been screenprinted on high quality poster paper and will be available at the exhibition at a cost of £5 + P&P. See colour image here