Effective, cracked, ineffective and vacated trials monitoring scheme


This Guidance covers the Effective, Cracked, Ineffective and Vacated Trials data collection scheme for trials in the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Courts, and is issued by Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on behalf of the CJS.

The circular letter from Senior Presiding Judge deals with the monitoring of ineffective, cracked and vacated trials, and is written because HMCS is revising the form.