1. Applications for Witness Anonymity Orders: the prosecutor's role

    Guidelines on the prosecutor’s role in applications for Witness Anonymity Orders: Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Act 2008.

  2. Apply for a Certificate of Fitness for call to the Bar of Northern Ireland or a Certificate of Pupillage for Scotland

    Guide for barristers asking the Law Officers for permission to join the Bar of Northern Ireland or the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland.

  3. Asset recovery powers for prosecutors: guidance and background note 2009

    Guidance for prosecutors and investigators on their asset recovery powers under Section 2A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

  4. Attorney General's panel counsel: appointments, membership lists and off panel counsel

    Recruitment process, rates of pay, overview of the panel, lists of members and guidance for barristers who work ‘off panel’.

  5. Attorney General’s guidelines on disclosure 2005 and 2011

    Disclosure in criminal cases is the process to make sure that investigators and prosecutors provide defendants with information obtained during…

  6. Attorney General’s panel counsel: practical information

    Fees, expenses, contractual terms and administrative procedures for panel counsel, clerks and their chambers .

  7. Consent of the Attorney General to prosecute: how to apply

    Guidance, created in 2012, for those who wish to begin a private prosecution for offences where the Attorney General’s consent is required.

  8. Jury vetting: right of stand by guidelines

    Attorney General's jury vetting guidelines on when to use of right of stand by and what procedure to follow.

  9. Nomination of counsel from the Attorney General: how to apply

    For government departments and others wanting the Attorney General’s permission to use specialist lawyers (counsel) not already on the Attorney General’s approved panels.

  10. Plea discussions in cases of serious or complex fraud

    Attorney General's guidelines for prosecutors on plea discussions and presenting a plea agreement to the court in serious fraud cases.

  11. Proceeds of Crime Act 2002: code of practice under Section 377A

    Investigation powers under Proceeds of Crime Act: search and seizure warrants, disclosure, account monitoring and other orders.

  12. Section 18 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

    Attorney General guidelines for prosecutors applying section 18 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) in England and Wales.

  13. The Prosecutors’ Convention 2009 (updated 2012)

    The responsibilities of prosecutors where a suspect’s conduct could be dealt with in different ways and by different organisations.

  14. The acceptance of pleas and the prosecutor's role in the sentencing exercise

    Guidelines on the acceptance of pleas and the prosecutor's role in the sentencing exercise (revised 2009).

  15. Types of contempt of court dealt with by the Attorney General's Office

    The Attorney General and Solicitor General (the Law Officers) can be asked to look at some types of contempt of court.

  16. Use of the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud

    Attorney General's guidelines for prosecutors on the use of the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud. First published 2007.

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