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For professionals

View guidance for defence agents, medical professionals and others in the justice sector. Defence agents can access the pre-intermediate diet meeting (PIDM) booking system.

  • Prosecution guidance

    Guidance for legal professionals and the police on COPFS’s prosecution decision-making and external partnerships.

  • Pre-intermediate diet meeting (PIDM) booking

    Guidance for defence agents on booking PIDMs at different COPFS offices. Includes setup and use of our electronic app.

  • Reporting deaths

    Information for medical professionals regarding deaths that need to be reported to COPFS and how to make a report.

  • Expert witness guide

    This guide is for expert/skilled witnesses. It explains the standard of evidence the court requires and your duties regarding revelation of relevant evidence.