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These Guidelines are issued by the Attorney General for investigators, prosecutors and defence practitioners on the application of the disclosure regime contained in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 and can be downloaded from our resource library here Attorney Generals Guidelines on Disclosure 2020
These Guidelines replace the existing Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure issued in 2013 and the Supplementary Guidelines on Digital Material issued in 2013, which is an annex to the general guidelines. The Guidelines are intended to operate alongside the Judicial Protocol on the Disclosure of Unused Material in Criminal Cases.
The Guidelines outline the high level principles which should be followed when the disclosure regime is applied throughout England and Wales. They are not designed to be an unequivocal statement of the law at any one time, nor are they a substitute for a thorough understanding of the relevant legislation, codes of practice, case law and procedure.
These guidelines came into effect on 31st December 2020 and it is imperative that they must be followed. Our team have been delivering Disclosure training for many years, we employ experienced Disclosure Officers and trainers with relevant legal and investigative degrees. Please do contact email@example.com if you require any training in this area.