Revised guidance on s.28

On 27 September, the Lord Chief Justice issued revised guidance in relation to the operation of part of s.28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. This guidance remains in force whilst this special provision is tested for eligible witnesses under s.17 (4) of the Act in relation to the pre-recording of their cross-examination and re-examination at pilot centres at Leeds, Liverpool and Kingston only. In the event that this initiative is further rolled‐out, the Lord Chief Justice will issue a practice direction.