Alison Saunders CB

Alison Saunders CB

Alison is a barrister. She joined the Criminal Prosecution Service (CPS) in 1986, the year it was formed; prior to that she worked at Lloyds of London following her pupillage. She served as Deputy Legal Adviser to the Attorney General from 2003 before rejoining the CPS two years later to set up and head the Organised Crime Division. In December 2009, Alison was appointed the Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London. In November 2013 she became DPP, the first to be appointed from within the CPS.

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Speaking to Witnesses at Court

As the consultation on Draft CPS Guidance on Speaking to Witnesses at Court takes place, the DPP, Alison Saunders, explains the reasoning behind the guidance and Tony Cross QC gives the Criminal Bar Association’s view.

Last month I announced new proposals to better assist victims and witnesses called to court to give evidence in criminal trials.

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