About Us

About usThe Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) East Midlands serves a population of approximately 4.4 million. We prosecute approximately 110,000 cases every year.

CPS East Midlands is led by its Chief Crown Prosecutor, Janine Smith, who is supported by Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor Karen Thompson and Area Business Manager Adele Clarke.

CPS East Midlands prosecutes criminal cases in both Magistrates and Crown Courts across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. It operates from two main offices in Nottingham and Leicester. Senior District Crown Prosecutors oversee the caseload in the Magistrates and Crown Courts, as well as rape and serious sexual offences. They are supported by District Crown Prosecutors leading teams covering Leicestershire and Northamtonshire from the southern office (Leicester) and Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire from the northern office (Nottingham).

Some of the more serious or complicated cases are prosecuted by the East Midlands Complex Casework Unit, while the East Midlands Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Team prosecutes cases involving these crimes.