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Crown Court Bench Book & Specimen Directions

This is the third edition of Crown Court Bench Book.  You can view each document by clicking on the links below.  Alternatively to view the Bench Book in its entirety you can download the Crown Court Bench book as a PDF file (554 KB) or download the Crown Court Bench book as a Microsoft Word file (917 KB).


1. Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (as amended with effect from 10/4/1995 by para 61(3)(b) of Schedule 10 to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994).

2. Practice Direction issued by the Lord Chief Justice on 24/4/1995 concerning Article 4 of the 1988 Order