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CPS Advocate Panels application scheme

Update on the CPS Advocate Panel Scheme as at Tuesday 26 April 2016

CPS Advocate Panel 2016-2020

The CPS is pleased to announce details of the CPS Advocate Panel scheme which will run for the period 2016-2020 ('the 2016 Panel').

The details of the scheme are included in the guidance and forms below.

All members of the current Advocate Panel ('the 2012 Panel') are asked to read the documentation so they are aware of the scheme and how the transition to the 2016 Panel will be managed and how it may affect them.

All members of the 2012 Panel will receive an email communication from CPS before the end of April to advise them of the new arrangements and whether they will be invited onto the 2016 Panel or have to re-apply. It is important that Panel members look out for this email and contact CPS if an email is not received by them by the end of April.

Update to the CPS Advocate Panel Scheme as at 10 May 2016 - Further Guidance

The criteria for invitation to the 2016 Panel will be waived where Panel Members can demonstrate that they could not have met the criteria because of any of the following:

  • pregnancy;
  • maternity or paternity leave;
  • illness;
  • family, caring or personal reason; or
  • any other materially significant absence from practice over the relevant period.

Panel members seeking the criteria to be waived for this reason should write to CPS at, providing as much information as possible about why they are seeking a waiver, including relevant dates.

CPS Advocate Panel 2016-2020: Documentation

This pack contains:

Any queries or questions in relation to the scheme should be submitted by email to

Keith Milburn
CPS Advocate Panel Scheme
Operations Directorate
CPS Headquarters

Advocate Panel lists

Advocate Panel 2012-16 List

Advocate Panel 2012-16 List (Excel xlsx file 229kb) updated 03 June 2016

This is the current list of all members of the CPS Advocate Panel 2012-16, which will remain in place until the end of 2016. A draft version of the new CPS Advocate Panel 2016-20 list will be published by the end of July 2016.