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POSTPONED: Prosecuting in the public interest: Independence without isolation

Date: 26 March 2020

Time: 18:00-19:30 (registration from 17:30)
Followed by a drinks reception

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP


Event details

We are delighted to announce that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Max Hill QC, will deliver a keynote speech on prosecutorial independence on Thursday 26 March.

This lecture is the first in a series of Bingham Centre events that will examine the role of independent institutions in sustaining the Rule of Law.

Independent prosecutions underpin the Rule of Law and protect the public interest. Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, will outline what independence means for the Crown Prosecution Service in 2020 and beyond, and how it intersects with the Service's other values and responsibilities. He will consider what it means to remain independent while also being collaborative, responsive, accountable and adaptable in a changing world - and the importance of each of these qualities in maintaining public confidence in the criminal justice system.

The keynote speech will be followed by a Q&A with the DPP.

Pricing and registration 

This event will not now be taking place as advertised due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We are exploring the possibility of making the speech available by a podcast or similar, and will post further information in due course.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

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Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing Manager, Carmel Brown in advance of the event that you are attending.

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