Prosecution barristers are to receive a 15 per cent pay rise after a deal was made with the Treasury. The director of public prosecutions announced that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had “secured additional funding” from ministers.
The handling of rape cases by police and prosecutors is to be scored for the first time under new plans to raise the number of rape cases reaching court. Ministers want the number of suspects being charged to return to 2016 levels and "scorecards" measuring “timeliness, quality and victim enga
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has recorded 1,627 data breaches over the entirety of the 2019-20 financial year, up from 1,378 in the previous financial year, according to official figures. The data, contained in the annual CPS report and analysed by Griffin Law, a UK litigation practice,
People claiming to have COVID-19 who deliberately cough at others could be imprisoned for up to 12 months, the Director of Public Prosecutions has warned. The intervention from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) comes after reports in recent days of police, shop workers and vulnerable groups being
Hashem Abedi, 22, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, has been found guilty of murdering 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in 2017. Murder carries an automatic life sentence with offenders having to serve a minimum prison term before they can apply to the Paro
An undisclosed prosecution target may be responsible for a steep decline in the number of rape suspects charged since 2016, the Law Society Gazette reports. Rape prosecutions south of the border have fallen to their lowest level since 2008, even though record numbers of allegations have been made to
Suspected sex offenders should remain anonymous until charged so long as they have a reputation to protect, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland QC has said. The new Lord Chancellor, who backed a campaign by Sir Cliff Richard and Paul Gambaccini to impose a ban on revealing the names of people arrested
Crown prosecutors have been given a 10 per cent salary boost following a decade of wage freezes. The First Division Association, which represents senior civil servants, negotiated with the UK government for the increase.
Crown Court prosecutors' fees are worse than the wages at McDonald's, a senior barrister has said. Barristers who take instructions from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are to attend a rally next week to consider action that would bring trials to a standstill, The Times reports.
Prince Philip will not face criminal charges for a crash last month in Norfolk that saw his car overturn and a two women injured. Prosecutors said that “no further action should be taken against a driver involved in a collision on the A149 at Sandringham”.