Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update October 2015 [Archived]
Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update October 2015 [Archived]

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

  • Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update October 2015 [Archived]
  • What new rules have been created?
  • Reference to the Criminal Procedure Rules
  • Case management: communications between the parties
  • Case management: plea and trial preparation hearings
  • Written witness statements: time limits to object and the reading aloud of evidence
  • Other new rules
  • What are the key changes to existing rules?
  • Service of documents
  • Initial prosecution disclosure
  • More...

ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides background information on the changes to criminal procedure which took effect on 5 October 2015. The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (CrimPR), SI 2015/1490 have subsequently been amended on numerous occasions. See Practice Note: The Criminal Procedure Rules.

This Practice Note states the law as at 5 October 2015 and is not maintained. It is for background information only.

The Criminal Procedure Rules have received their annual consolidation and reissue with the new version of the rules now contained in the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, SI 2015/1490 (CrimPR). CrimPR revokes and replaces the Criminal Procedure Rules 2014, SI 2014/1610 (Crim PR 2014) as amended by the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2015, SI 2015/13 and the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No 2) Rules 2015, SI 2015/646.

The CrimPR introduced new rules, as outlined below, as well as rearranging the structure of the rules to remove empty rules created over ten years of amendments. CrimPR also re-organised the rules into a more logical and coherent form.

As a result, many rule numbers changed from Crim PR 2014 so care must be taken to ensure court documents are updated to accurately reflect the new numbering. The Ministry of Justice has published a Guide to the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 which contains tables highlighting how the numbering of the 2015 rules compares to the 2014 rules.

The CrimPR

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