Max Hill QC (1983) appointed IRTL

Max Hill QC (1983) appointed IRTL

Monday, March 13, 2017

St Peter's alumnus, Max Hill QC (1983, Law), has been appointed by the Home Secretary to serve as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation (IRTL).

The Independent Reviewer's role is to inform political and public debate on anti-terrorism legislation. The Reviewer produces an annual report on the implementation of the UK’s different pieces of terror legislation, as well as ad hoc reports on other topics such as the use of bulk powers to allow for mass surveillance in counter terror work.

He also monitors conditions of people detained for more than 48 hours under the Terrorism Act 2000, and is one of the people who visits places of detention in the UK to prevent torture or cruel treatment.

Mr Hill has been a QC for 9 years and has extensive experience both defending and prosecuting complex cases involving terrorism. He successfully prosecuted the 21/7 bombers, and appeared in the inquest into the 7/7 bombings.

For news coverage of the appointment click here and here.