Practice and Procedure

CPS unveils smaller legal panel

PUBLISHED January 19, 2012

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today announced the appointments to its new, smaller, advocacy panel. Following an application process that began in March 2011, 2,582 advocates, the vast majority of who are barristers but with around 20 solicitor advocates, have been appointed.

From 1 February all external advocates undertaking prosecution work on behalf of the CPS, with the exception of Queen?s counsel and junior and senior treasury counsel, must be on the new panel.

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