Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update October 2016 [Archived]
Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update October 2016 [Archived]

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

  • Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update October 2016 [Archived]
  • Increased use of live links and telephone hearings in criminal proceedings
  • Receiving applications
  • Indictments
  • Revised Allocation Guideline
  • Bail
  • Access to documents by the Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Exhibits to written statements
  • Communication with victims
  • Prohibition orders under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
  • More...

ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides background information on the changes to criminal procedure which took effect on 3 October 2016. The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, 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 3 October 2016 and is not maintained. It is for background information only.

The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, SI 2015/1490 (CrimPR), have received their second update by amending statutory instrument, Criminal Procedure (Amendment No 2) Rules 2016, SI 2016/705 (Amendment No 2 Rules). These changes come into force on 3 October 2016.

In a welcome move, the Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has indicated that the consolidation exercise that was undertaken in October 2015 will not be repeated until 2020. The Committee is therefore reverting to its previous plan to consolidate the CrimPR every 5 years.

This set of amendments carries on the implementation of the recommendations of Sir Brian Leveson in his 2015 report ‘Review of Efficiency in Criminal Proceedings’ and indeed we can see the continued simplification and streamlining of additional areas of the CrimPR.

This Practice Note summarises the key changes which are made to the CrimPR and which take effect on 3 October 2016.

Increased use of live links and telephone hearings in criminal proceedings

New rules are introduced to enable the court make orders for the

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