Practice and Procedure

Criminal Procedure Rules 2014

PUBLISHED June 26, 2014

The Criminal Procedure Rules 2014 were laid before Parliament and published on Wednesday 25th June. The statutory instrument, and the Explanatory Memorandum published with it, appear at:
An announcement of the publication of the Rules shortly will appear on the Criminal Procedure Rules pages of the Ministry of Justice website at:, together with a 'Guide' which derives from the Explanatory Memorandum (see below). The version of the Criminal Procedure Rules that appears on those pages will be brought up to date when the new rules come into force on 6th October. This year they should include a complete text of the Rules, bookmarked to make it easy to navigate and in a form suitable for downloading to any device capable of storing and displaying pdf documents.  Guide to the Criminal Procedure Rules 2014