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I am sorry but I cannot give you good news then. I’m afraid you are in difficulty here.
This just comes down to the fact that the jury believed the prosecution case. That is something they are entitled to do.
You cannot appeal from a jury decision just because you disagree with the verdict. You need to have specific grounds of appeal. You would have had advice from the original barrister upon chances of appeal. If those were negative then there will be no legal aid for appeals.
You could pay privately for another counsel to look at this. There are no guarantees of success though obviously.
The best chance is to secure fresh evidence but that is hard to do here.
I'm sorry this isn't the answer you wanted but it is the position that you face and I have a duty to inform you truthfully.
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