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MG Forms Task

Please note that this is a guidance note on what each MG Form is used for. If you are looking for access to a downloadable or viewable version of the MG Forms, please view our Document Finder here.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To advise the CPS of the potential need for special measures for a witness likely to be called to
    give evidence in a case
  • To support the CPS in making an application to a court for specified special measures to meet the
    witnesses’ needs.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To record the specific offence(s) that a defendant has been charged with
  • To record the defendant’s reply after charge
  • To record the grant of unconditional bail.

The purpose of this form is:

  • For the custody officer to grant conditional bail and record those conditions
  • For the custody officer to vary conditions on which bail was initially granted.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To record details and the undertaking of a surety or security taken by the custody officer to
    ensure the attendance of an accused at court, or return to a police station following release
    from police custody.
    This form may be used in addition to other police bail conditions where appropriate.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To notify a parent/guardian that a youth has been charged (by post) with the offences shown and the time, date and location of the first court appearance

The purpose of this form is:

  • To inform a youth of the offences with which they are being charged (by post) and the time, date and location of the first court appearance.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To inform an adult defendant that they are being charged (by post) with the offences shown and the time, date and location of the first court appearance.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To inform a suspect that no further action is to be taken in respect of a matter for which that person was arrested

The purpose of this form is:

  • To summarise the details of a case for first hearing at a magistrate’s court
  • To form the basis of the prosecution in the event of a guilty plea.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To inform the CPS prosecutor of all relevant background information (some of which may not
    be disclosable to the defence) for an effective case review
  • To assist the prosecutor in considering both the evidential and public interest tests
  • To provide target dates for the supply of relevant types of evidence.
  • To document the rationale for police charging decisions in accordance with Director’s
    Guidance on Charging (v4).

The purpose of this form is:

  • To enable officers to document any pre-interview briefing given to a suspect’s solicitor or legal representative

The purpose of this form is to advise the CPS of instances where a police officer (including special constables) or member of police staff involved in the case has:

  • A criminal conviction or caution
  • Been charged with a criminal offence
  • Been subject of an adverse judicial finding
  • A relevant misconduct outcome recorded or has been notified of a requirement to attend a
    misconduct meeting/hearing.

The purpose of this form is to:

  • Inform the prosecutor of the description and existence of all non-sensitive material relevant to the case
  • Inform the prosecutor of the location of the material for inspection
  • Allow the prosecutor to record whether the material is disclosable, clearly not disclosable, or to
    allow inspection.

The purpose of this form is to:

  • Inform the prosecutor of the description and existence of all sensitive material relevant to the case
  • Inform the prosecutor of the reason for sensitivity
  • Allow the prosecutor to record whether they agree that the material is sensitive or the prosecutor
    needs to make a Public Interest Immunity (PII) application to the court.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To highlight to the prosecutor unused material (sensitive or non-sensitive) that undermines
    the prosecution case or assists the defence
  • To inform the prosecutor of any unused material that needs to be disclosed under Paragraph7.3 of the Code of Practice
  • To provide the CPS with the disclosure officer’s certification
  • To give details of material likely to be covered by paragraph 7.3 on rear of the form.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To enable police to request the prosecutor to make an application for a remand in custody or on conditional bail.
  • It also informs the prosecutor of the specific grounds on which the application is sought.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To provide the prosecutor with details of the original charges, conditions imposed and
    evidence of how these conditions are alleged to have been breached.
  • It also enables the prosecutor to provide police with the result of the breach hearing

The purpose of this form is:

  • To provide the prosecutor and Witness Service with witness information and contact details
  • To indicate to the prosecutor the number of statements and whether or not the statement
    has been attached to the case file
  • To inform the prosecutor as to which witnesses are victims or intimidated witnesses.

The purpose of this form is

  • to provide a prosecutor with a composite picture of the non-availability of all prosecution
    witnesses
  • to inform the prosecutor of reasons for non-availability.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To provide the written evidence of a witness;
  • To obtain a witness’s consent to disclose medical records;
  • To identify any needs for special measures for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and to
    indicate the willingness of a witness to attend court.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To inform the prosecutor of the exhibits that are to be produced in evidence in the case
  • To indicate the location of the exhibits if a copy is not contained within the case papers.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To record details of a conditional caution including the offences to which it applies and the
    conditions to be complied with by the offender.
  • To record the offender’s agreement to the conditions and for confirmation by the OIC or other authorised person that the conditions have or have not been complied with by the
    offender.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To provide a written record of a suspect interview (audio/visual) or visually recorded interview(s) with vulnerable or intimidated witness(es).

The purpose of this form is:

  • To provide information to the prosecutor regarding the defendant’s bad character that may be adduced at trial
  • To indicate to the prosecutor any dangerous offender information regarding the defendant that may influence
    sentencing by the court.
    Further information regarding bad character provisions can be found at www.cps.gov.uk

The purpose of this form is:

  • To list those other offences that the defendant has agreed to have taken into consideration (TIC) when appearing at court for other offence(s) charged.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To allow a victim to complete details of their loss, injury or damage
  • To provide the prosecutor with the details to make an application for compensation in court.

The purpose of this form is:

  • To inform the prosecutor of further evidence or information concerning the case
  • To indicate what forms are submitted with the MG20

The purpose of this form is:

  • To accompany samples submitted for forensic examination
  • To provide an audit trail
  • To request provision of details on specific points to prove the case
  • To provide the scientist with target dates for case management together with a list of exhibits
    submitted for examination.