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Articles and speeches from the CPS on matters of relevance to the Criminal Justice System.

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Focus on fairness – prosecuting crime in a changing world: Speech by Max Hill KC, DPP, to the Howard League

Good evening. The last time I gave a lecture for the Howard League was in October 2019. I referred then to it being "a time of national upheaval and some political uncertainty". I had no idea then just how much upheaval and uncertainty there would be.

| Speech , CPS News

Speech by Max Hill KC, DPP, to the JUSTICE Annual Human Rights Law Conference

Good afternoon, and thank you for the opportunity to speak here today.  My contact with JUSTICE goes back many years to when, as chair of the Kalisher Trust, I enjoyed conducting interviews for the excellent internships JUSTICE offered through the Trust. I also delivered the Tom Sargant lecture in my role as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in 2017, and am pleased to be back with you now.

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Max Hill KC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Speech to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), 28 September 2023

I am delighted to be here today to share my reflections on the prosecution of terrorism over the last 20 years. Throughout this time, RUSI have been at the forefront of research and critical thinking in this space, challenging and supporting the UK’s policy response to terrorism. I can think of no better audience to share my experiences.

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DPP Speech to the Bar Council, 9 September 2023

Thank you for inviting me to address you again, in what will be my final appearance before you as DPP. I have enjoyed a long association with the Council, in a variety of former roles both for my Circuit and for the CBA, and now for the CPS. I have been proud to serve in every one of those roles, so I have approached this final appearance with much reflection over many years.

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Victims Summit 2023 - speech by Max Hill KC, Director of Public Prosecutions

Victims deserve, and rightly expect, to be supported, informed and treated fairly. Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic and we do not underestimate the courage of victims.

| Speech , Sexual offences , CPS News

The law in action: how prosecutors apply centuries of legislation to contemporary crime

Speech by Max Hill KC, Director of Public Prosecutions to the Oxford University Law Faculty, 24 February 2023

| Speech , Violent crime , CPS News

DPP Speech to the Bar Council

Remuneration for criminal barristers has, of course, been high on the agenda for some time now, with last autumn seeing an increase in fees paid to defence barristers. With those increases secured, attention has, understandably, turned to the CPS. 

| Speech , CPS News

Hate Crime scrutiny panel reviews London hate crime cases

Community representatives have scrutinised a number of hate crime incidents at the latest pan-London hate crime panel, which met on Thursday, 12 January. The panel is chaired by London hate crime lead CCP Barry Hughes.

| Article , Hate crime , London North News

DPP Max Hill's speech to the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime

Economic crime poses a threat to countries’ economies and institutions and causes serious harm to society and individuals. Tackling it is a priority for the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales – and last year we published our first ever CPS Economic Crime Strategy.

| Speech , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Max Hill QC's opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference

Good morning, and welcome – to London and to this Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference. What a pleasure it is to be together in-person again after three years, and we are delighted to be hosting you all here.

| Speech , Fraud and economic crime, International and organised crime , CPS News


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