The 2024 edition of Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence & Practice (the leading criminal court book for the Crown Court) has been published in print and eBook formats.
A number of current RLC members appear in the latest edition. They include practitioner editors Gillian Jones KC, Tom Forster KC, Barnaby Jameson KC, Michael Goodwin KC, Allison Clare KC, Hannah Willcocks KC, Felicia Davy, Tom Payne and Faras Baloch.
Former members of RLC include the General Editor and Recorder of London, HHJ Mark Lucraft KC and members of the Judicial Board, Dame Linda Dobbs DBE, HHJ Angela Rafferty KC and practitioner editor HHJ Rosina Cottage KC. Riel Karmy-Jones KC stepped down as a practitioner editor this year.
First published over 200 years ago, Archbold 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 material on:
-Significant case law decisions including those from the Supreme Court
– Court of Appeal judgments
– Amendments in the Public Order Act 2023 and the National Security Act 2023
– The Criminal Procedure Rules (up-to-date to 2nd October 2023) with the coming into force of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2023
– The Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 and the Criminal Practice Directions 2023- now included in standalone sections
– The superseded Guidelines in the Sentencing Guidelines Supplement with explanatory background commentary
– A new chapter 17A on actus reus (entitled Acts, Omissions and Circumstances)
– Chapter 5B reorganised to assist all those engaged in confiscation proceedings.
More info here: [Archbold 2024]