The CPS in London

Our structure is focused on either Magistrates' Court or Crown Court work. Click here for more information.

Please click here for information about the Area senior management team.

This site is designed to provide you with more information about the work of the two London Areas. Please visit our Contact page if you have any comments about this website.

About Us

Our aim is to help make Londoners safer by bringing offenders to justice. The main role of the CPS is to prosecute people charged with a criminal offence. Our lawyers determine the charge in all but minor cases. They review the evidence gathered by police and decide whether the case should go to court.

CPS London Prosecutors serving the community

 Their work involves:

  • deciding charges on cases for prosecution
  • reviewing prosecutions to ensure the right defendants are prosecuted on the right charges before the right court
  • preparing cases for court, presenting cases in magistrates' courts, the Crown Court and higher courts.