designated case worker

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Staff of the Crown Prosecution Service who are not barristers or solicitors but who are permitted to undertake all work in magistrates' courts other than trials, proofs in absence in either way cases, committals for trial, case management hearings, Newton hearings, contested bail hearings and proceedings for sending offences to the Crown Court for trial. The Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 makes provision for the Director of the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office to appoint designated case workers, although he has not as yet exercised that power.

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