CPS offices are generally staffed between 9 and 5.
5th Floor, Kite Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
DX: 78120 Bristol
Tel: 0117 930 2800
Barry Hughes, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the South West, is based at the Bristol office
New North Road
Please note for sat nav you will need to use EX4 4UD
DX: 151400 Exeter 25
Tel: 01392 356700
DX: 315101 Truro 9
Tel: 01872 243000
The CPS office in Plymouth closed on 14 November 2014
Please use the contact details for Exeter for all matters relating to Plymouth
The CPS office in Taunton closed on 14 November 2014
Please use the contact details for Exeter for all matters relating to Taunton
The CPS office in Gloucester closed on 25 April 2014
Please use the contact details for Bristol for all matters relating to Gloucestershire
Feedback and complaints
To give us feedback or make a complaint please click on "tell us what you think" on the left hand side of this screen or click on the following link: Feedback and complaints. All feedback and complaints received will be sent straight to the relevant Area and will be dealt with in line with our feedback and complaints policy, which can also be accessed using this link.
Victims' Right to Review
The CPS has an initiative called the Victims' Right to Review Scheme, which makes it easier for victims to seek a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges or to terminate proceedings.
If you are a victim seeking to exercise your right to request a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges, discontinue proceedings or offer no evidence in a case, you can find the information you need on the main CPS website.
If you wish to seek a review, please contact CPS South West via e-mail at email@example.com
Please note that the scheme applies only in relation to qualifying decisions made on or after 5 June 2013.
Contact information for defence
The following information is for the sole use of defence firms who are on the Criminal Justice Secure email system (CJSM).
All CPS email addresses you currently use must be suffixed with .cjsm.net in order to guarantee that your correspondence remains secure.
Please note if you email from any account other than a CJSM account we will not respond electronically to your request. Further information on CJSM
If you are a defence practitioner and are requesting IDPC, please send your request to southwest.MCgateway@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net and please ensure that the following information is included in your email
- Subject Box - Request for IDPC
- Body of Email - Defendant's name, date of birth, date of hearing and Unique Reference Number (URN) and court centre
For all other defence correspondence please ensure that the following information is included in your 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 may result in a delay processing your request.
Complex Casework Unit
Correspondence relating to Complex Casework Unit cases:
Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit
For all other cases being heard in the South West (Devon and Cornwall, Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire):
Correspondence relating to magistrates' court matters:
Matters relating to Crown Court matters:
Please note that these contact details are for use by the media and not for the public to make general enquiries or complaints - the feedback and complaints link on the left of this page should be used for this purpose.
For local media enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For national media enquiries contact the CPS national press office on 020 3357 0906 or email CPS.email@example.com