CPS operational information

On this page, you will find information related to how the CPS does its job. This includes information about the running of the CPS itself and also on particular areas of policy like hate crime and violence against women and girls.

This is also where you'll find information of interest ot external advocates, including information on the CPS Advocate Panels.

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Guidance on the practical application of the CPS Counsel Fee Schemes

Update bulletins for changes, clarifications or practical assistance in CPS Counsel Fees. This will be updated regularly with bulletins issued by the CPS Court Business Unit. Please check for the latest updates.

Finance, CPS operational information, Information relating to external advocates

Guidance on the practical application of the CPS Counsel Fee Schemes

Update bulletins for changes, clarifications or practical assistance in CPS Counsel Fees. This will be updated regularly with bulletins issued by the CPS Court Business Unit. Please check for the latest updates.

Finance, CPS operational information, Information relating to external advocates

Advocate Panels

The CPS Advocate Panel ('the 2012 Panel') came into effect in February 2012 and central Specialist Panels followed in April 2013. The 2012 Panel established a time limited list of quality assured advocates to undertake criminal prosecution advocacy for CPS in the Crown Court and Higher Courts. The '2012 Panel' was refreshed in 2016 and the central Specialist Panels will be refreshed in 2018.

Information relating to external advocates, CPS operational information

Graduated Fee Scheme C - Manual of Guidance

Guidance on the operation of the advocates fees payment scheme.

Information relating to external advocates, CPS operational information

National Disclosure Improvement Plan

The Joint National Disclosure Improvement Plan (published 26 January 2018) builds on detailed work over the past six months to agree an effective approach to meet this challenge and represents the shared commitment of the Crown Prosecution Service and the National Police Chiefs' Council to make s

CPS operational information, Agreements with Other Agencies

Witness Expenses and Allowances

Details of current rates and allowances which apply to witnesses called to give evidence by The CPS.

Finance, CPS operational information

Memorandum of Understanding between the Crown Prosecution Service and the Institute of Legal Executives

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Crown Prosecution Service and the Institute of Legal Executives sets out the arrangements for CPS Associate Prosecutors to become members of the Institute and the respective roles and responsibilities of the CPS and the Institute in the administration of the scheme.

Agreements with Other Agencies, CPS operational information

Hate crime report 2016-2017

This is the ninth Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) hate crime report, and brings together information on CPS performance in prosecuting racist and religious hate crime, homophobic and transphobic crime, crimes against the older person and disability hate crime.

Equality and diversity, CPS operational information

Annex A: CPS Press Office contacts

CPS Press Office contacts

Agreements with Other Agencies, CPS operational information

Transforming Summary Justice: a Criminal Justice System-wide initiative to improve how cases are dealt with in the magistrates' courts

A cross-Criminal Justice System initiative to improve how cases are handled by magistrates' courts, resulting in reduced delay, fewer hearings and more effective trials.

Agreements with Other Agencies, CPS operational information

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