- Criminal Practice Directions update—November 2016
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- What are the practical implications of this second amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions?
- What changes are made on the preparation and content of indictments?
- What changes are made expert evidence declarations and statements of truth?
- What changes are made affecting pre-trial discussions between prosecution and defence experts?
Corporate Crime analysis: On 16 November 2016, the Lord Chief Justice handed down an update to the Criminal Practice Directions 2015 which are contained in the Criminal Practice Directions 2015 Amendment No 2 (Criminal Practice Directions). This analysis highlights and considers the key changes brought about by the amendment, including the guidance on the content, form, procedure and effect of indictments governed by Part 10 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, (CrimPR) and the discussions to take place between experts (CrimPR, r 19.6). It also considers the proposed format for the declaration of understanding and statement of truth on an expert’s report (CrimPR, r 19.4(j-k)).
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