1. Staff and Accommodation
The staff of the Inspectorate during the period of the report consisted of the Chief Inspector, a Principal Inspector, a Legal Inspector, a Business Inspector and a Personal Assistant.
The number of staff remains small (equivalent to 3.6 full-time because of part‑time working) but has been bolstered by the recruitment of an additional Associate Legal Inspector on a fixed-term contract basis primarily to carry out specific tasks in relation to the examination of casework.
Although overall numbers are modest the present arrangements work well in practice with staff having extensive practical experience of COPFS and the criminal law.