2015 Court of Trial Protocol in force on 1 February 2015

The Chief Judges of the High and District Courts have made three changes to the 2013 Court of Trial Protocol.

The 2015 Court of Trial Protocol came into force on 1 February 2015.

The Chief Judges have a statutory obligation to establish a Court of Trial Protocol.

The Protocol lists the classes of offences for which a High Court decision is required as to the court in which a defendant will be tried.

A statement from the Chief Judges says the Protocol will be reviewed annually in future.