04 August 2020
Extension of PPS Case Progression Hubs
Following the successful launch of the PPS Case
Progression Hub (CPH) in Belfast and Eastern Regions on 6th July 2020 the
Society has been informed that the same model will now be rolled out to the PPS
Western and Eastern Region. The roll out is scheduled for Monday
10th August 2020.
The Hubs have been brought into operation to
assist in the listing of new summons matters in the Magistrates’ Courts and
will greatly maximise the effectiveness of first appearances by facilitating
engagement with PPS. Direct email addresses are offered as part of the
Hub service so that defence practitioners may communicate with prosecutors.
Please note that the Hubs cannot deal with bail issues or offer updates
For full details of the roll out of the CPH to
Western and Southern Region please read the notification from the PPS in this
Fuller details about the CPHs are contained in
the notice together with the dedicated email addresses for making contact with
prosecutors to discuss new summonses.
Members are encouraged to make use of this new
business service which aims to deliver efficacy to those in the criminal
justice system at first appearance stage.