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CPS Advocate Panel application scheme

Application and upgrade window now closed

The annual application window for the CPS Advocate Panel 2016-20 has now closed. The CPS aims to notify applicants of their result no later than 31 December.

It should be noted that applications to join the Panel at level 1 or to join the Rape List may be submitted at any time during the year. Details about a separate application/upgrade window in respect of the Specialist Lists will be announced later in 2017.

Temporary membership applications will not be accepted between 1 August and 31 October inclusive.

For any queries, please check the Frequently Asked Questions document or contact the Advocate Panel mailbox: where the team will be happy to assist.

CPS Advocate Panel 2016-2020: Documentation

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Any queries or questions in relation to the scheme should be submitted by email to

CPS Advocate Panel Scheme
Operations Directorate
CPS Headquarters

Advocate Panel lists

Advocate Panel 2016-20 List

Advocate Panel 2016-20 List updated 23 November 2017 (NB - this is an OpenDocument spreadsheet, which should open normally using your usual spreadsheet reader. If you encounter problems opening it, please email the CPS Advocate Panel Scheme)

This is a list of all members of the new CPS Advocate Panel 2016-20 list, who have either been invited to join without further application (in accordance with the published transitional criteria), and have accepted their invitation; or have applied successfully during the September 2016 application window i.e. this list has now been updated to reflect the results of the September 2016 intake.

The old CPS Advocate Panel 2012-16 list was due to remain in place until the end of 2016; and has now been retired. Members of the old list, who do not appear on the new list, may retain any CPS instructions already accepted, but may not accept any new CPS instructions until they secure a place on the new list (either by successfully appealing their September 2016 application result, or applying successfully during the September 2017 application window).