Criminal Procedural Rules (CrimPR) update—April 2018 [Archived]
Criminal Procedural Rules (CrimPR) update—April 2018 [Archived]

The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Criminal Procedural Rules (CrimPR) update—April 2018 [Archived]
  • Overview of the changes
  • Magistrates’ court procedure
  • Commencing a prosecution
  • Warrant for detention or imprisonment after conviction in absence
  • Crown Court procedure
  • Obtaining transcripts of Crown Court proceedings
  • Orders for separate trials
  • Taking of verdicts
  • Expert evidence
  • More...

ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides background information on the changes to criminal procedure which took effect on 2 April 2018. The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, SI 2015/1490 have subsequently been amended. See Practice Note: The Criminal Procedure Rules.

This Practice Note states the law as at 2 April 2018 and is not maintained. It is for background information only.

The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (CrimPR), SI 2015/1490, have received their first update of 2018 by the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, SI 2018/132. These changes take effect on 2 April 2018.

This Practice Note highlights the key additions and amendments to the CrimPR of which corporate crime practitioners should be aware.

For information on the purpose and scope of the CrimPR generally, see Practice Note: The Criminal Procedure Rules.

Overview of the changes

The key amendments to the CrimPR in April 2018 for corporate crime lawyers include:

  1. new rules on:

    1. starting a prosecution in the magistrates’ courts

    2. re-opening previous determinations in the Court of Appeal

    3. applying for further information orders

  2. amendments to rules on:

    1. the contents of arrest warrants where defendants’ are tried in their absence

    2. ordering separate trials of offences in the Crown Court

    3. supplying transcripts of Crown Court proceedings

    4. taking of verdicts

    5. the information which must be provided in expert reports

    6. the contents of grounds of appeal to the Court of Appeal

    7. the service of documents

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