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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to ensure that prosecution witnesses in Crown Court cases receive better treatment by giving the Witness Service a list of people they expect to attend court. Under the new scheme, the CPS will pass on to the Witness Service, which is run by Victim Support, The List of Witnesses to Attend Court, which contains the names and addresses of prosecution witnesses likely to give evidence in court. This will allow the Witness Service to contact witnesses in advance of their appearance in court, to inform them about the services that are available on the day and to offer pre-trial familiarisation visits. Dame Barbara Mills QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said: "Witnesses will receive even better care from volunteers who look after them in court."