BRAND NEW TITLE
Caroline Bradley and Alastair Munt
“This will be an invaluable guide for all criminal practitioners in this difficult and challenging area”
Lord Justice Goldring, Senior Presiding Judge (in the foreword to the book)
Disclosure and the need for a consolidated statutory framework
To date, one of the difficulties encountered by those involved in the criminal justice system has been to trace and assimilate all relevant law and guidance relating to the disclosure of unused material. In his Review of Disclosure in Criminal Proceedings (2011), Lord Gross observed that the reviewers encountered ‘a near unanimous call for consolidation and abbreviation’.
The Disclosure Referencer aims to answer that call. It follows the disclosure process chronologically from the commencement of the investigation to the conclusion of the case and draws together all the relevant legislation, codes, guidelines, rules, protocols and case law, at both Crown and Magistrates level, in a clear and comprehensive manner, enabling the reader to see quickly and effectively what the duties and obligations of the main participants are.
The Criminal Procedure Rules and more
Crucially, in light of the criminal justice system’s move toward sterner penalties for non-compliance, this essential new title helps all practitioners to comply with obligations and responsibilities outlined in the Criminal Procedure Rules. It also covers The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 2003), The Code of Practice issued under section 23 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, and The Attorney General's Guidelines on the disclosure issued in April 2005 and much more.
Identifying primary duties
Designed as a daily reference tool, the tables of duties and obligations found in The Disclosure Referencer enable practitioners to identify immediately the rules and regulations which are relevant to each of the main participants and to each stage of the investigation and process.
The full set of resources found in this new title includes:
• Tables of duties and obligations for the investigator, the disclosure officer, the Officer in Charge (OIC), the prosecutor and the prosecution advocate
• Copies of all relevant forms
• Examples of defence disclosure requests
• Reproduced primary materials
• Procedure checklists
All practitioners really need for disclosure in criminal law
As the only place outside of ‘heavyweight’ texts to discuss disclosure in criminal proceedings, this really is the only title needed by practitioners who want a simple way to navigate this complex area.
To ensure readers remain current with each step of progress made, the authors will provide updates to The Disclosure Referencer at www.thedisclosurereferencer.co.uk.
Caroline Bradley is an experienced defence practitioner based at 23 Essex Street Chambers, London. She is also a grade 4 prosecutor on the Midlands Circuit. She is highly respected, with a trusted reputation amongst her fellow practitioners.
Alastair Munt is an experienced defence practitioner based at KCH Garden Square Chambers, Nottingham. His practice encompasses serious drugs, fraud, violence and sexual offences which he combines with court martial work in the UK and overseas.
ISBN: 978 1 84766 943 8 Pub Date: December 2012
Format: Paperback Price: £70 Extent: 414pp