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Crown Prosecution Service caught out by leaked email

26th February 2013

The Shadow Attorney General has called for an inquiry into practices at the Crown Prosecution Service, following revelations in a leaked email that Crown lawyers had been instructed to adopt a system whereby all troublesome, low paid cases were to be sent to barristers at the independent bar whilst high earning cases were to be retained for in-house CPS advocates. The email has raised serious concerns regarding the competency of counsel handling serious cases. Director of Public Prosecutions Kier Starmer said the content of the email was ‘categorically not CPS policy’.

Read the full email here: http://www.crimeline.info/uploads/docs/cpsemail.pdf

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