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Every case, a managed case: Using the Criminal Procedure Rules

|Speeches|Nicolas Moss JP

Nicholas Moss JP, a member of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, talked about the origin of, and context for, the Criminal Procedure Rules and explained the Committee’s role.

He outlined Rules and Rule changes that he felt – from a magistrate’s standpoint – are particularly relevant to the business of the magistrates’ courts.

“The efficient and effective management of every case that comes before a magistrates’ court is at the heart of summary justice and the Rules are the mechanism for enabling that to happen. I hope that practitioners – advocates and the courts – will continue to familiarise themselves with the Rules, and all that they enable and demand, so that each of us satisfies the obligation to deal with criminal cases justly.”

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