UK: REVISIONS TO THE AG GUIDELINES ON DISCLOSURE AND THE CPIA CODE OF PRACTICE

On 17 September, a news release from the AG Office about the now-closed consultation to seek views on the revised Disclosure Guidelines and CPIA Code of Practice advised that a revised CPIA Code of Practice was laid before Parliament on 10 September.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/consultation-on-revisions-to-the-attorney-generals-guidelines-on-disclosure-and-the-cpia-code-of-practice

The draft Code is available at –

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/9780348211740/made

It is scheduled to come into force on 31 December, and its purposes is to set out the manner in which investigators are to record, retain and reveal to the prosecutor material obtained in a criminal investigation.  It replaces the previous 2015 version.  The most important change is said to be is the introduction of a rebuttable presumption that certain types or categories of unused material meet the disclosure test, saving time and resources that are currently wasted in establishing its status.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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