Criminal Practice Directions 2015

Criminal law – Procedure. The Lord Chief Justice handed down the Criminal Practice Directions 2015. These Practice Directions replace the Criminal Practice Directions given on 7 October 2013 ([2013] EWCA Crim 1631; [2013] 1 WLR 3164), as amended. Annexes D and E to the Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction of 8 July 2002 ([2002] 1 WLR 2870; [2002] 2 Cr App R 35), as amended, which set out forms for use in connection with the Criminal Procedure Rules, remain in force. These Practice Directions supplement many, but not all, Parts of the Criminal Procedure Rules, and include other directions about practice and procedure in the courts to which they apply. They apply to all cases in all the criminal courts of England and Wales from 5 October 2015.