The 2024 edition of Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence & Practice, the leading criminal court book for the Crown Court, publishes in October 2023 in print and eBook formats.
First published over 200 years ago, Archbold 2024 continues the ethos of being an invaluable aid to practising criminal law in the Crown Court and being reliable, current and comprehensive. The new edition is as up-to-date and authoritative as ever with amendments made, in particular, by the Public Order Act 2023 and the National Security Act 2023. The Criminal Procedure Rules are up-to-date to 2nd October 2023 with the coming into force of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2023 (SI 2023/786) and the Criminal Practice Directions 2023.
Significant case law decisions include, from the Supreme Court, Attorney General for Northern Ireland – Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Northern Ireland) Bill  UKSC 32 (decision in DPP v Ziegler  UKSC 23 confirmed; guidance as to the relevance of Arts. 9, 10 and 11 of the ECHR in relation to protest-related offences). Court of Appeal judgments include Ozger  EWCA Crim 1238 (on the use of photographs and images in identification); Nguyen  EWCA Crim 1444 (on the absence of legal representation during the Bar Action); Att.-Gen.’s Reference (No. 1 of 2022)  EWCA Crim 1259 (on the relevance of Arts.9, 10 and 11 of the ECHR to protest related offences of criminal damage); and Ali  EWCA Crim 232 (on the effect of prison overcrowding).
The Criminal Procedure Rules are up-to-date to 2nd October 2023 with the coming into force of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2023 (SI 2023/786).
The Archbold e-update will keep you fully informed on further changes on a weekly basis as they happen.
All legislation and case law has been fully revised and updated. A full list can be found at https://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/archbold/whats-new.aspx
Responding to customer feedback, the Supplement has been restructured. The Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 and the Criminal Practice Directions 2023 are now included in a standalone section and reparagraphed to make them more accessible, and the remainder of the Appendices have been reordered logically. Similarly, the superseded Guidelines in the Sentencing Guidelines Supplement have been grouped together with explanatory background commentary.
We have again taken the opportunity to improve the book: a new chapter 17A on actus reus (titled Acts, Omissions and Circumstances) has been added before chapter 17B (the Mental Element in Crime) and a further reorganisation of material for Chapter 5B has been completed to assist all those engaged in confiscation proceedings.
We say a fond farewell to Tony Shaw KC, who retires after 35 years on Archbold, Riel Karmy-Jones KC and Stephen Gentle and welcome Camilla de Silva, Ben Douglas-Jones KC and Michael Goodwin KC. We congratulate Rosina Cottage KC on her appointment as a Circuit Judge, sitting at the Crown Court at Inner London.
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