The Secretary of State reappointed Alison Pople QC as a member of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2024.
The Secretary of State also extended the terms of the following non-judicial members of the CPRC for the terms indicated below:
David Kenyon, member of the volunteer organization – from September 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021; and
Jodie Blackstock, volunteer member of the organization – from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
The Courts Act 2003 established the CPRC to establish rules governing the practice and procedure of district courts, the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division.
The Act requires the Committee to establish simple and straightforward rules that help make the criminal justice system accessible, fair and efficient.
Alison Pople QC:
Alison Pople QC is widely recognized as a leading silk with particular specializations in Financial Crime and Regulation, Corporate Crime, Global Investigations, Crime and Professional Discipline. Alison did not report any political activity.
David Kenyon has 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system, including: managing a victim and witness service; service design; quality and assurance assessment; policy development; and strategic engagement. David did not report any political activity.
Jodie Blackstock is the Legal Director of JUSTICE. She practiced as a lawyer for five years before joining JUSTICE in 2009, with mixed common law practice in England and Wales and was also admitted to the bar of Trinidad and Tobago. She is Treasurer of the Bar of England and Wales Human Rights Committee. Jodie has not declared any political activity.
These appointments are regulated by the Public Appointments Commissioner. The renewals and extensions were made in accordance with the Governance Code for Public Appointments.
Appointments to the CPRC are made by the Lord Chancellor in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales.