In an important announcement, covered in the Times, Telegraph, SkyNews and the BBC, Alex has unveiled changes to the Attorney General's Guidelines on Disclosure, which will help investigators bring rapists to justice.
One of the key changes introduced is that alleged rape victims will only have their mobile phones taken by the police when absolutely necessary. Second, to tackle intrusive trawls through complainants' backgrounds (for example by seizing social services records) investigators will now be required to justify any such proposal in writing before it can be considered.
The changes follow meetings Alex held with victims' groups, prosecutors, defence counsel and others.
Alex is confident that the revised guidelines will bring about positive change, balancing victims' privacy rights with the unassailable right to fair trial.
Alex said: "The Attorney General's Office is committed to rebuilding confidence in our justice system, and the updated disclosure guidelines play a vital role in that mission.
"These guidelines will bring about positive change, better balancing victims’ rights with the unassailable right to fair trial."