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This is the First Edition of the Code for Private Prosecutors (the Code).

The Code has been produced by the Private Prosecutors’ Association (the PPA) with input from many of its members and wider consultation.  The aim of the Code is to provide a benchmark for best practice in the conduct of private prosecutions.

Adherence to the Code is voluntary but members of the PPA confirm that they will abide by it.

PPA Code for Private Prosecutors edition 1.1 revised 30.07.19

Editor in chief
Peter Hungerford-Welch, City, University of London

Managing editors
Polly Sprenger, Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP
Rachna Gokani, QEB Hollis Whiteman

PPA committee
Hannah Laming, Chair,
Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
Annabel Kerley, Vice Chair, StoneTurn LLP
Melinka Berridge, Kingsley Napley LLP
Stuart Biggs, Three Raymond Buildings
Rachna Gokani, QEB Hollis Whiteman
Alison Levitt QC,  2 Hare Court
Gareth Minty, Mishcon de Reya LLP