Legal Guidance is core to the decision making of the CPS and in making the guidance publicly available, we underline our commitment to open and transparent decision making. We will strive to keep apace of changes in the law and procedure and will regularly update our guidance.
We hope that you will find the guidance informative and a useful form of reference in what is a fast moving and dynamic environment.
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Many of the judgements referred to in our Legal Guidance are available in online databases run by commercial bodies or charitable organisations, for example: The British and Irish Legal Information Institute at www.bailii.org.
CPS Public Consultations
We want to hear your views about our prosecution policy and so we conduct consultations to help inform our policy making.