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St Peter's alumnus Max Hill QC (1983) appointed DPP

St Peter's alumnus, Max Hill QC (1983, Law), has been appointed the next Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The DPP is the third most senior public prosecutor in England and Wales (after the Attorney General and Solicitor General), and serves as head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), with personal responsibility for its 7,000 staff and approximately 800,000 prosecutions undertaken by it every year.

The holder of the role is appointed by the Attorney General on the recommendation of a panel that includes the First Civil Service Commissioner.

Mr Hill, who was appointed Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in 2017, has been a QC for 10 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.

He will take up his new role in November 2018.

For news coverage of the appointment click here and here.

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