Ed Smyth appointed as member of the Criminal Procedure Rule Committee

8 November 2019

The Secretary of State for Justice announced on 5 November 2019 the appointment of Ed Smyth as a new member of the Criminal Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2023.

Ed is a Senior Associate in the Criminal Litigation Department of Kingsley Napley. He represents individuals and corporates across the full spectrum of criminal and quasi-criminal investigations and prosecutions involving matters such as financial crime, bribery and corruption, asset recovery, sexual offences and extradition. He is a committee member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association, and acts as the Association's media officer.

The Courts Act 2003 established the CPRC to make rules governing the practice and procedure of magistrates' courts, the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal, criminal division. The Act requires the Committee to make rules that are simple and simply expressed, and that help make the criminal justice system accessible, fair and efficient.

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