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Commendation for CPS lawyers


Three CPS lawyers have been praised by police for their part in a crack-down on North London criminals which resulted in 21 men receiving jail sentences. Daren Streeter, Andrew Mazibrada and Louise Gallagher were commended by borough commander for Islington, Chief Superintendent Bob Carr.… full story

Director of Public Prosecutions announces appointments to two senior CPS posts


Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, today announced appointments to the key posts of Director of Equality and Diversity and Principal Legal Advisor.… full story

Crown Prosecution Service advises police to charge boys aged 10 and 11 with attempted murder


South Yorkshire Crown Prosecution Service has advised South Yorkshire Police to charge two young boys with offences of attempted murder and robbery following an incident in Edlington at the weekend.… full story

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Drug trafficking, people trafficking, use of firearms, money laundering, internet crime, fraud, serious robbery and organised vehicle crime at home and internationally, are all dealt with by the Organised Crime Division. A specialist team of experienced prosecutors, the Organised Crime Division work closely with the police and international law enforcement agencies to bring criminals to justice.

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Deaths in custody, corporate manslaughter, medical manslaughter, serious public corruption, appeals to the House of Lords and extradition are just some of the types of cases dealt with by specialist Crown Prosecutors in the Special Crime Division.

Terrorism, race hate, crimes against humanity, war crimes, violent extremism, hijacking and espionage cases are tackled by a specialist team of Crown Prosecutors. The Counter Terrorism Division of the CPS includes highly experienced prosecutors, advocates and caseworkers who work closely with the police to bring offenders to justice.

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London | Closing date 24 April 2009

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London | Closing date 24 April 2009

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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.

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Closing date 23 April 2009

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