This is a guide developed by judges for all those who sit in the Crown Court.
Updated guidance on the use of S.28 Youth Justice And Criminal Evidence Act 1999.
Handed down by the Lord Chief Justice on 26 July 2017 and comes into force on 2 October 2017.
Amendment No. 4 to the Criminal Practice Directions has now been published.
The Senior Presiding Judge explains how Streamlined Forensic Reporting fits with BCM.
Please see Part 1, Chapter 1-7 for details of February amendments.
Introduction by the Lord Chief Justice The publication of this Report marks another year in the life of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). It has been a busy one for us. The importance of ...
Handed down by the Lord Chief Justice on 31 January 2017 and comes into force with immediate effect.
Last Summer (2016) the Senior Presiding Judge chaired a meeting with senior practitioners to discuss issued raised regarding the Initial Details of the Prosecution Case (IDPC). As a result of those discussions it was decided ...
These Practice Directions supplement many, but not all, Parts of the Criminal Procedure Rules, and include other directions about practice and procedure in the courts to which they apply.