Press Releases

His Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate (HMCPSI) is calling on the government to consider reviewing how homicide is categorised and the impact of diminished responsibility in the wake of the Nottingham stabbing case. HMCPSI has published today [25 March 2024] its independent inspection into Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) handling of the Valdo Calocane case. The inspection […]

Published: 25 March 2024

Anthony Rogers has been appointed as interim Chief Inspector of His Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) the Attorney General has confirmed. Anthony Rogers, currently Deputy Chief Inspector at HMCPSI, will replace HM Chief Inspector Andrew Cayley CMG KC who will serve his final day in post on 26 February. Andew Cayley, who has served […]

Published: 20 February 2024

The inspection into CPS’s actions in the Valdo Calocane case has been widened to include actions taken by CPS in all matters relating to Calocane, HMCPSI has confirmed. His Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate (HMCPSI) was asked by the Attorney General to carry out an independent investigation of the actions of the CPS in the Valdo […]

Published: 19 February 2024

 Systemic issues with recruitment and retention across the criminal justice system are seriously impacting criminal justice agencies’ ability to deliver a high-quality service to victims of crime, says a report issued by the Criminal Justice Joint Inspectorate.

Published: 15 February 2024

INSPECTORS examining the actions of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in relation to the Nottingham stabbings will publish their report in March it has been confirmed.

Published: 02 February 2024

 Cultural and communication barriers between police and the CPS are hindering high-quality prosecutions and fail victims of crime, HMCPSI and HMICFRS have said in a report published today.

Published: 25 January 2024

The CPS has failed to implement best practices around custody time limit case management, says HMCPSI in a report published today.

Published: 30 November 2023

New legal starters at the CPS are provided with a comprehensive induction programme when they join the prosecution body, says HMCPSI in a report published today. HMCPSI has conducted a thematic inspection of CPS’s induction processes for new prosecutors. The Inspectorate found that the CPS has developed and continues to support and deliver a comprehensive […]

Published: 01 November 2023

I’m Eleanor and I’m a legal inspector at HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI). I joined HMCPSI in 2021 from local government where I had been a childcare solicitor and then manager of the safeguarding and litigation team. I was attracted to the role of legal inspector with HMCPSI as it provides a real opportunity […]

Published: 24 October 2023

Following the announcement of appointment of Stephen Parkinson as DPP, Andrew Cayley said “The Director of Public Prosecutions has a central and fundamental role in the English and Welsh criminal justice system. Stephen Parkinson is a most distinguished and experienced legal leader and criminal practitioner. He will need to bring all his knowledge and experience […]

Published: 14 September 2023