News and Events - Public Prosecution


11th Jun 2019News

JUSTICE Publishes Report on Prosecuting Sexual Offences

On 10th June 2019, Justice published its report on prosecuting sexual offences.  The working party, chaired by HH Peter Rook QC, sought to identify areas where greater efficiency could be achieved without eroding the right to a fair trial. The report calls for important reforms to protect complainants and vulnerable individuals, and recommends stronger obligations […]

1st Apr 2019News

Update to the Criminal Practice Directions: 1 April 2019

The eighth amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions 2015 comes into force today, 1 April 2019. Headlines The updates fall into seven broad categories: It is made clear that the Criminal Procedure Rules and the Criminal Practice Directions are law that must be followed. Where “expert evidence” is adduced in a trial, there is an […]

25th Mar 2019News

Andrew Hurst Appointed Circuit Judge

Chambers is delighted to announce that Andrew Hurst has been appointed a Circuit Judge. He will take up sitting at Basildon Crown Court from 1st April. Andrew was an asset to our Professional Discipline Team, with a formidable reputation in the area and was shortlisted for Professional Junior of the Year in last years’ Chambers […]

22nd Mar 2019Events

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