The End Violence Against Women coalition is bringing a legal challenge against the CPS, arguing that, between 2016 and 2018, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) took a series of actions which changed the way cases of alleged rape and other serious sexual assaults were considered by prosecutors, leading them to become more risk-averse about the cases they prosecute. The Director of Public Prosecutions denies this.
The application was heard by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Justice Holroyde and Lady Justice Elisabeth Laing. Clair Dobbin appeared on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions, led by Tom Little QC.
You can read more about the case here.
27th January 2021
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