The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The Criminal Procedure Rules Committee has made rules for the criminal courts in England and Wales since 2005. These must be read in conjunction with the current version of the Criminal Practice Directions (CPD) and the Practice Direction (Costs in Criminal Proceedings) which can be found on the Gov.UK: Criminal Procedure Rules and Criminal Practice Directions webpage. See also Practice Note: Criminal Practice Directions.
Together, these rules govern the practice and procedure to be followed in all criminal courts including magistrates' courts, Crown Courts, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and in extradition appeal cases before the High Court.
The current version of these rules are the Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (CrimPR), SI 2020/759, which came into force on 5 October 2020 when the former edition of the rules (SI 2015/1490) was repealed and replaced. CrimPR 2020 incorporated all the amendments made since 2015, reordered the provisions of Part 3 (case management) and introduced a number of new rules and amendments to existing rules. For more information, see Practice Note: Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update October 2020 [Archived].
SI 2020/759, r 2.3 provides that the rules are to be referred to as the 'CrimPR'.
The CrimPR have been amended to remove procedures for and references to applications and orders involving reciprocal arrangements with EU Member States which are no
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