Advanced Search

DPP publishes interim policy on prosecuting assisted suicide

23/09/2009

Launching his interim policy on prosecuting cases of assisted suicide today, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, called for public participation in a 12-week consultation on the factors he has identified which will be taken into account when considering whether prosecutions will be brought for this offence.… full story

Charging decision regarding shooting of Mark Saunders

18/09/2009

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided that no charges will be brought against any of the Metropolitan Police Service officers involved in the fatal shooting of the barrister Mark Saunders in West London on 6 May 2008.… full story

The Public Prosecution Service - Setting the Standard

23/07/2009

The Public Prosecution Service - Setting the Standard

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, QC, has today published his plan for taking forward the public prosecution service, at the heart of the criminal justice service… full story

Careers at the CPS

Group of legal professionals

Interested in fighting for justice? Find out about career opportunities at the CPS.

Latest Vacancies

Principal Crown Advocate

Thames Valley & Chiltern | Closing date 16 October 2009

Senior Crown Advocate

Thames Valley & Chiltern | Closing date 16 October 2009

Personal Assistant

Sussex | Closing date 12 October 2009

View all current vacancies

Victims and Witnesses

Crowd of people

Victims and witnesses are at the heart of the criminal justice system and we take our duties to victims and witnesses very seriously. Being fair and being seen to be fair are the cornerstones of everything we do. We aim to be transparent in what we do and keep you informed of our decisions.

Find out more about what happens when you are a victim or witness

Consultations

Raised hands

We consult with the public, community groups, the voluntary sector and other agencies about the way we do our work. You can help us to be better informed, fairer and more representative by participating in our consultations.

Latest Public Consultation

A public consultation on the DPP's interim guidance on assisted suicide

Closing date: 16 December 2009

Legal Resources

Legal professional in wig and gown

We are committed to open justice and therefore publish detailed information about the way we work and the way we make decisions. In the professionals section you can find detailed Legal guidance, The Code for Crown Prosecutors and information about how we make decisions, the way we carry out our duties and how we spend public money.

Find out more about how we work and make decisions