Practice and Procedure

Disclosure: A Protocol for the Control and Management of Unused Material in the Crown Court

PUBLISHED February 20, 2006

The judiciary has drawn up a new protocol on the disclosure of unused material in Crown Court criminal trials in England and Wales. The protocol is designed to establish firm principles for the management of disclosure, whether by the prosecution or the defence, in order to improve the efficient delivery of justice and thereby enhance public confidence in the criminal justice system. The protocol will be effective from its date of publication (20 February 2006).