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Summary of prosecution opening and notice of pre‑trial admissions

    (1)     Unless the court otherwise directs, at least 28 days before the day on which the trial of the accused is listed to commence, the DPP must serve on the accused and file in court—

        (a)     a summary of the prosecution opening; and

        (b)     a notice of pre-trial admissions.

    (2)     The summary of the prosecution opening must outline—

        (a)     the manner in which the prosecution will put the case against the accused; and

        (b)     the acts, facts, matters and circumstances being relied on to support a finding of guilt.

    (3)     The notice of pre-trial admissions must identify the statements of the witnesses whose evidence, in the opinion of the DPP, ought to be admitted as evidence without further proof, including evidence that is directed solely to formal matters including—

        (a)     continuity; or

        (b)     a person's age; or

        (c)     proving the accuracy of a plan, or that photographs were taken in a certain manner or at a certain time.

    (4)     If an accused has not received, under section 147, a copy of a statement identified in a notice of pre‑trial admissions, the notice must contain a copy of the statement.

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