Contact details

CPS North and West Yorkshire

27 Park Place
Leeds
LS1 2SZ

DX 26435 Leeds Park Square
Tel: 0113 290 2700

CPS South Yorkshire

Greenfield House
32 Scotland Street
Sheffield
S3 7DQ

DX 711830 Sheffield 18
Tel: 0114 229 8600
Fax: 0114 229 8607

CPS Humberside

Earle House
Colonial Street
Hull
HU2 8JN

DX 26701 Hull 4
Tel: 01482 621000
Fax: 01482 621002

Our Senior Team

Gerry Wareham, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside

Gerry Wareham, Chief Crown ProsecutorGerry Wareham joined the CPS in London as a caseworker in 1986 and was called to the Bar in 1988. He worked as Branch Crown Prosecutor in 1996.

In November 2000 Gerry became head of one of the northern branches of the Casework Directorate in York, and managed a team responsible for the preparation of some of the most complex and sensitive cases within the CPS. Gerry was the lead CPS lawyer for the prosecution following the Selby train crash in 2001, in which ten people died.

Gerry became Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Yorkshire and Humberside before being appointed Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North East and the CPS out of hours charging service, CPSD.

Gerry returned to CPS Yorkshire and Humberside as Chief Crown Prosecutor in February 2017.

Barbara Petchey, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor

Barbara Petchey, Deputy CCP for North Yorkshire and HumbersideBarbara graduated in law from Cambridge University in 1985 and joined the County Prosecuting Solicitors Department in West Yorkshire. When the CPS was set up in 1986, Barbara transferred into the Service as a Crown Prosecutor.

Two years later, Barbara left to work as a defence lawyer in a solicitors' practice, returning to the CPS after three years.  A number of promotions followed with Barbara leading teams of prosecutors and caseworkers. In her last post in Leeds, she was responsible for a team of 163 staff and had overall responsibility for 40,000 cases a year.

In 2007 Barbara left West Yorkshire, moving to Humberside on promotion to Chief Crown Prosecutor. Barbara led the Humberside Area which is responsible for all criminal prosecutions throughout East Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and Hull. In April 2011 Barbara became Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside. 

Elizabeth Jenkins, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor

Elizabeth Jenkins, Deputy CCPElizabeth was called to the Bar in October 1995 and thereafter took up tenancy in London chambers, managing an almost exclusively civil law practice until November 2000, when she joined what was then The Solicitor's Office of Customs and Excise in Manchester.

In September 2010, following the merger with the CPS, she joined the International Justice and Organised Crime Division North as a Senior Specialist Prosecutor until September 2011 when she took over as Unit Head. In June 2014 she became Deputy Head of Organised Crime Division and then in March 2015 took up her post within the Serious Fraud Division as Deputy Head of Division in 2015 with responsibility for teams in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. Her role was to oversee complex high profile prosecutions including off-shore tax evasion schemes, boiler room scams, investment frauds, frauds against the NHS and benefit fraud. Elizabeth joined CPS Yorkshire and Humberside as Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor in June 2017. She is responsible for the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit and the Complex Casework Unit. 

Chris Hartley, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor

Chris was called to the bar in 1987,  joining a London Chambers which primarily undertook criminal work across the North East. Having found the role of a prosecuting advocate a rewarding experience, Chris joined CPS in September 1991 as a Senior Crown Prosecutor to widen his experience to include review and preparation of casework.

In 1997 Chris became a Prosecution Team Leader and then as a Senior District Crown Prosecutor for South Yorkshire he was responsible for the prosecution of both magistrates and crown court casework. In 2014 Chris took up a new role in Leeds managing the North and West Yorkshire Magistrates Unit and in May 2017 as Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside is responsible for Magistrates work across the Area.

Chris has been committed to improving victim experience of the criminal justice system, being particularly proud of his work to support victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crime through the launch of a Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crime Policy and delivery of bespoke national training to support lawyers prosecuting these cases. Currently Chris is focused on improving the outcomes for victims of domestic abuse in the Magistrates' Court, working closely with our criminal justice partners across the Area to improve the way these cases progress those the courts.