By post and telephone
Liverpool L2 3YL
Tel: 0151 239 6400 (main switchboard)
Please email MerseyCheshireCPS.email@example.com if you would like more information about the work of the CPS.
Before contacting us please note:
- We do not provide legal advice
- We cannot enter into email correspondence about cases
- Do not include attachments in your email
- We do not offer voluntary work, internships or job shadowing placements at CPS Mersey-Cheshire
- We are not recruiting for staff at present
For complaints, see Victims' Liaison Unit below.
Contact information for Defence
The following email addresses are for the sole use of defence firms who are on the Criminal Justice Secure email system (CJSM).
Please note, if you send an email from any account other than a CJSM account we will not respond electronically to your request.
Please ensure that the following information is provided in the email:
SUBJECT BOX - Unique Reference Number (URN) and court centre.
BODY OF EMAIL - Defendant's name, date of birth, date of hearing and nature of request.
Failure to include this information will result in a delay processing your request.
Bail applications: MerseyCheshire.BailApps@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net
General enquiries Magistrates' Court Unit: MerseyCheshireCPS.Mail@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net
Non-contested Magistrates' cases: MerseyCheshire.MCU@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net
Contested Magistrates' cases: MerseyCheshire.MagsOBM@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net
General enquiries Crown Court Unit:
Merseyside cases: LiverpoolCrownCourt@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net
Cheshire cases: Chester.PCPT@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net
General enquiries Complex Casework Unit: MerseyCheshire.CCU@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net
Enquiries about Proceeds of Crime Restraint Orders and the enforcement of Confiscation Orders: CPSPOCNorth&Wales.firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries about obtaining a confiscation order: Poca.Merseyside@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net
Victim Liaison Unit
Sometimes, the prosecution decides to discontinue a case or substantially alter a charge.
When this happens, we will tell victims or their families what we have done and why.
In some of the more serious cases, we will offer to meet the victim or their family to explain our decision.
Our Victim Liaison Unit handles all of these communications, as well as complaints and the Victims' Right to Review scheme.
This scheme allows victims to ask for a review of a decision to discontinue proceedings or offer no evidence in a case.
Details of how to request such a review can be found on the main CPS website.
Please note that the Victims' Right to Review scheme applies only to qualifying decisions made on or after 5 June 2013.
If you'd like more information on a case, have a complaint, a general enquiry or would like to know more about the Victims' Right to Review scheme, email Victimliaison.Merseycheshire@cps.gsi.gov.uk