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THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE CONDUCT OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS BY THE PROSECUTION AND THE DEFENCE THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE CONDUCT OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS BY THE PROSECUTION AND THE DEFENCE A. INTRODUCTION 1. This document lays down the Code of Practice (“Code”) for the conduct of criminal proceedings by the Prosecution and the Defence. The Code sets out best practices guidelines in the conduct of criminal proceedings and is jointly issued by the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Law Society of Singapore. 2. The Code does not lay down any rule of law and is not issued pursuant to any statutory duty or power. The Code does not supplant the rules of professional conduct that may be applicable to Prosecutors or Defence Counsel respectively, and does not create any right, entitlement, legitimate expectation, or provide for any disciplinary action or any other action or consequence (including judicial review) based on any alleged non-compliance. 3. The guidelines in the Code aim to enco...