Neil Williams
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Brexit and Business Crime: What Next?

The UK is receiving a record number of European Arrest Warrants for suspects that have fled other European Union (EU) countries. Here, Neil Williams outlines why he’s concerned for the cross-border policing of business crime if and when Brexit does become a reality....
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
Rebecca Lawrence
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Rebecca Lawrence appointed as next CEO of Crown Prosecution Service

The next CEO of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been named as Rebecca Lawrence. Lawrence has a strong track record in leadership roles across the public sector, and is currently CEO of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in London. Lawrence will join the CPS...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
Jamie Wilson
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Funding, Skills and Technology: Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Digital Transformation of Policing in 2019?

Last October, Alison Saunders – the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – was interviewed by The Times. It was pointed out that: “Britain’s most senior prosecutor has admitted the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police cannot cope with the enormous...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
Max Hill QC: the new Director of Public Prosecutions
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New Director of Public Prosecutions outlines plans to build confidence in CPS

Max Hill QC, the new Director of Public Prosecutions, has outlined his plans to build public confidence and trust in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Speaking at the Kalisher Lecture – his first public address since taking up office on 1 November – Hill outlined...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
Max Hill QC: the new Director of Public Prosecutions
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Max Hill QC takes up post as Director of Public Prosecutions for the CPS

Max Hill QC has taken up the post of Director of Public Prosecutions for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The Attorney General announced Hill’s appointment back in July. He replaces Alison Saunders whose tenure ended on Wednesday 31 October. Hill said: “I’m honoured and...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Changes proposed to Code for Crown Prosecutors aimed at driving improvements in disclosure

Making sure clearer, earlier information about mobile phone evidence is available before a suspect is charged with a crime is part of a raft of proposed changes announced by Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions. This will include mobile phone messages sent by...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Detailed study reveals more hate crimes prosecuted by the CPS than ever before

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now prosecuting a record number of hate crimes. In the past year, the CPS has prosecuted 15,442 hate crimes, representing a 4.8% rise on the previous year (2014-2015), which also saw a 4.7% increase from the year before that (2013-2014). The...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016
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Nick Folland appointed to the role of CEO at the Crown Prosecution Service

Nick Folland, a business leader and solicitor, has been appointed as the new CEO of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Folland will join the organisation next month and report directly to Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions. Folland takes over from Peter Lewis,...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016
Alison Saunders: the Director of Public Prosecutions
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DPP boosts support for victims of criminality by moving CPS paralegal staff to Crown Courts

Alison Saunders – the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – is boosting the support offered to victims and witnesses at Crown Court proceedings by ensuring that the vital service offered by dedicated Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) paralegal staff is provided...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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DPP to consult on greater assistance for crime victims giving evidence in Courts of Law

Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has published a major consultation on the approach to ensuring crime victims are properly assisted for the trial process at court and has also called for an overhaul of the service provided to witnesses to ensure that they are...
Posted On 19 Jan 2015