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Ministry of Justice

The Criminal Procedure Rules 2010

[This page was updated on 5 April 2010]

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April 2010

The Criminal Procedure Rules 2010 came into force on 5 April 2010. They replace the 2005 Criminal Procedure Rules and the eight subsequent amendments.

Glossary and rule references

This informal index is to help users cross-reference terms used in the rules with the particular rules which use those terms


March 2010

The Lord Chief Justice handed down amendment number 24 of the Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction on 31 March 2010. This amended Part I of the CCPD and introduced new forms at Annex D.

Part I: Practice Directions of General Application

Part I has been updated at I.15, to provide the procedure to be followed on an application for witness anonymity. These revised paragraphs supplement Part 29 of The Criminal Procedure Rules 2010. They contain up-to-date references to the provisions of the Rules and to those of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (under which such an order can be made).

Annex D: Forms

Part 29 Measures to assist a witness or defendant to give evidence

  • Application for a special measures direction (CrimPR 29.3 and 29.10)

Part 34 Hearsay evidence

  • Notice to introduce hearsay (CrimPR 34.2)
  • Application to exclude hearsay evidence following notice (CrimPR 34.3)
  • Application to exclude hearsay evidence where no notice is required (CrimPR 34.3)

Part 35 Evidence of bad character

  • Application to introduce evidence of a non-defendantís bad character (CrimPR 35.3)
  • Notice objecting to evidence of a non-defendantís bad character (CrimPR 35.3(4))
  • Notice to introduce evidence of a defendantís bad character (CrimPR 35.4(2))
  • Application to exclude evidence of a defendantís bad character (CrimPR 35.4(5))

Part 55 Road traffic penalties

  • Notice of appeal against recognition of foreign driving disqualification (CrimPR 55.5)

Archive of The Criminal Procedure Rules 2005

Archive copies of The Criminal Procedure Rules 2005 are available for reference from the National Archives