CIPA Disclosure in Practice
Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act (CIPA) 1996 makes provision for the publication of a Code of Practice setting out how police officers should record, retain and reveal material obtained during a criminal investigation to the prosecutor.
CIPA disclosure is a hot topic with concerns over prosecution disclosure of evidence resulting in the collapse of several criminal cases with hundreds more in the process of being reviewed.
This session, delivered by solicitor-advocate and deputy district judge Olwen Davies, will examine the highly practical judgement in the case of (R) DPP v Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Ct  EWHC 1708 (Admin) and will discuss how this case has brought together various threads under the CPIA 1996.
In accordance with the provisions of the Act, this judgement sets out where material will be discloseable and where it will not be and is a useful guide for both prosecutors and defence lawyers alike.
During this session consideration will also be given as to what sort of s8 applications will be entertained by a court and where an application has little, or no merit thus should not be made.
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