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The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018

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Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015

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5.  In Part 5 (Forms and court records)—

(a)in rule 5.5 (Recording and transcription of proceedings in the Crown Court)—

(i)for paragraph (2) substitute—

(2) Unless the court otherwise directs, a person who transcribes a recording of proceedings under such arrangements—

(a)may only supply a transcript of a recording of a hearing in private to—

(i)the Registrar, or

(ii)an individual who was present at that hearing;

(b)if the recording of a hearing in public contains information to which reporting restrictions apply, may only supply a transcript containing that information to—

(i)the Registrar, or

(ii)a recipient to whom that supply will not contravene those reporting restrictions;

(c)subject to paragraph (2)(a) and (b), must supply any person with any transcript for which that person asks—

(i)in accordance with the transcription arrangements made by the court officer, and

(ii)on payment by that person of any fee prescribed., and

(ii)at the end of the note to the rule insert—

For the circumstances in which reporting restrictions may apply, see the provisions listed in the note to rule 6.1. In summary, reporting restrictions prohibit the publication of the information to which they apply where that publication is likely to lead members of the public to acquire the information concerned.;

(b)in rule 5.7 (Supply to a party of information or documents from records or case materials), for paragraph (1) substitute—

(1) This rule—

(a)applies where—

(i)a party wants information, or a copy of a document, from records or case materials kept by the court officer (for example, in case of loss, or to establish what is retained), or

(ii)a person affected by an order made, or warrant issued, by the court wants such information or such a copy; but

(b)does not apply to—

(i)a recording arranged under rule 5.5 (Recording and transcription of proceedings in the Crown Court),

(ii)a copy of such a recording, or

(ii)a transcript of such a recording.; and

(c)in rule 5.8 (Supply to the public, including reporters, of information about cases), after paragraph (1)(b) insert—

(c)does not apply to—

(i)a recording arranged under rule 5.5 (Recording and transcription of proceedings in the Crown Court),

(ii)a copy of such a recording, or

(ii)a transcript of such a recording..

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