Professor David Ormerod QC – Chairperson

Professor of Criminal Justice, University College London

David Ormerod QC is the Professor of Criminal Justice at University College London. He is a Barrister in the Chambers of Max Hill QC at 18 Red Lion Chambers and a Bencher of Middle Temple. Since 2010 he has been Law Commissioner for England & Wales responsible for Criminal Law and Evidence. David is General Editor of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice and The Criminal Law Review. He was the consultant editor in 2010 and 2015 for Halsbury’s Laws of England on Criminal Evidence and Procedure and for Halsbury’s Laws of England on Criminal Law.  His research ranges across all aspects of criminal law, evidence and procedure and includes prestigious publications: Smith and Hogan Criminal Law (11, 12, 13th 14th, 15th eds OUP); Smith and Hogan Criminal Law Cases and Materials (9th, 10th 11th eds OUP); Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure (2008) OUP with Clare Montgomery QC; Blackstone’s Criminal Practice (2008-2019); and Smith’s Law of Theft (9th edn. 2007) OUP with David Williams QC. David writes and lectures regularly for the Judicial College in England and Wales and for the legal profession. He assisted in drafting the Crown Court Bench Book (2010) and the new Compendium Bench Book 2016. He is also a member of the Criminal Justice Council, the Advocacy Training Council and the Education Committee of the Criminal Bar Association.

The Right Honourable Lady Justice Rafferty

Chair of the judicial colleague and Lady Justice of Appeal of England and Wales,

The Right Honourable Lord Justice Ian Burnett – Keynote

Lord Chief Justice, of England and Wales

The Rt Hon Sir Ian Burnett has been appointed the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2 October 2017. Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of The Rt Hon Sir Ian Burnett as the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2 October 2017. This appointment follows the retirement of The Rt Hon The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd on 1 October 2017.

Sir Ian Burnett was born on 28 February 1958. He was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1980, becoming a Bencher in 2001. He was in practice as a barrister, Temple Garden Chambers, from 1982-2008 (Head of Chambers from 2003-2008). He was Junior Counsel to the Crown, Common Law, 1992-1998 and became Queen’s Counsel in 1998. He was appointed Assistant Recorder, 1998-2000; Recorder, 2000-2008; a Deputy High Court Judge, 2008; Deputy Chamber, Security Vetting Appeals Panel, 2009. He was appointed Judge of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, in 2008 and was Presiding Judge on the Western Circuit from 2011-2014. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal on 6 October 2014. He was Vice-Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission from 2015-2017.

Professor Ed Cape

Emeritus Professor of Criminal Law and Practice, Centre for Applied Legal Research, Law Department, University of the West of England

Ed is Emeritus Professor of Criminal Law and Practice at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He writes and contributes to practitioner works, including Defending Suspects at Police Stations (LAG, 2017), and Blackstone’s Criminal Practice (OUP, annual). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Criminal Law Review, for which he also writes case commentaries, and also publishes a bi-annual police station law and practice update in the journal Legal Action.  Ed’s research has primarily been in the field of criminal justice and legal aid, and in particular the procedural rights of suspects and accused persons, and criminal defence. He carried out a series of studies of criminal defence rights, in Europe and Latin America (Effective Criminal Defence in Europe (2010), Effective Criminal Defence in Eastern Europe (2012), and Effective Criminal Defence in Latin America (2015)), and also fieldwork-based studies of the procedural rights of suspects in police custody (Inside Police Custody: An Empirical Account of Suspects’ Rights in Four Jurisdictions (2014)); and is currently engaged in a nine-country replication of the latter study. Ed was commissioned by the UNODC to write Early access to legal aid in criminal justice processes: a handbook for policymakers and practitioners (2014), which was designed to give practical guidance to assist in implementation of the UN Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems. Ed has recently worked on a project developing standards of professional conduct for legal aid defence lawyers in China, and is a member of the Advisory Council of a project to develop a universal protocol on investigative interviewing and associated safeguards.

Lyndon Harris

General Editor and Editor, Current Sentencing Practice and Criminal Appeal Reports (Sentencing)

Since being called to the Bar in 2010, Lyndon has specialised in sentencing law. Initially co-writing Banks on Sentence with Robert Banks, upon the untimely death of David Thomas in 2013, he accepted an invitation to take on the sentencing titles David had made so successful. With Nicola Padfield (Fitzwiliam College, Cambridge) he edits Current Sentencing Practice, the Criminal Appeal Reports (Sentencing) and Thomas’ Sentencing Referencer. Lyndon is a member of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford where he reading for a DPhil in Criminology. He is also involved with the Law Commission’s Sentencing Procedure project, producing their “current law” document – a statement of all of the current law of sentencing – issued as the Law Commission’s longest ever consultation paper in 2015. Lyndon has recently assisted HHJ Topolski QC in producing material for the Judicial College Homicide Sentencing course. He also writes monthly case commentaries for the Criminal Law Review.

Claire Lipworth

Partner, Hogan Lovells

Claire’s combined prosecution and defence experience allows her to bring a unique insight to her cases. She advises financial institutions, corporate and individual clients and professional firms in relation to a variety of financial crime matters including money laundering, fraud – related issues,  bribery and corruption, insider dealing and market manipulation .

Claire began her career at well-known white-collar crime boutique Peters & Peters where she was a partner for 10 years, before joining the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority where she served as Chief Criminal Counsel/Chief Prosecutor.

Clients also seek Claire’s advice on prevention and compliance measures as well as on guidance and training to assist them to meet their legal obligations.

Lisa Osofsky

Director, SFO

Lisa Osofsky became the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on August 28, 2018. In this role, she is responsible for all investigations and prosecutions for some of the UK’s most serious and complex fraud and bribery. Before joining the Serious Fraud Office, Osofsky served as EMEA Regional Chair based in Exiger’s London office. In this role, she served as the EMEA lead on Anti-Money-Laundering and Sanctions monitorship of HSBC Bank, as well as other monitorship work centred in Europe.

Previously she was the Regulatory Advisor at Control Risks. Prior to that Osofsky was the Executive Director of the Business Intelligence Group and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Goldman Sachs International, London. Preceding her time with Goldman Sachs, Osofsky served as the Deputy General Counsel (DGC) and Ethics Officer for the FBI. Osofsky was also a Special Attorney in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and stationed at the SFO in London. Osofsky began her career in Chicago as a law clerk to federal judge James B. Moran; she then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Before becoming DGC of the FBI, Osofsky served in DOJ’s Office of International Affairs. Osofsky received her B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Amherst College, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

The Right Honourable Lord Justice Tim Holroyde

Chairman, Sentencing Council of England and Wales

Tim Holroyde was appointed as Chairman of the Sentencing Council by the Lord Chief Justice, with the agreement of the Lord Chancellor, in August 2018.

He was called to the bar by Middle Temple in 1977. He practised on the Northern Circuit, taking silk in 1996. Throughout his career as a barrister, he prosecuted and defended in criminal cases of all kinds.

He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1994, a Recorder in 1997 and is currently course director of the Judicial College’s serious crimes seminar. He was appointed a High Court Judge in January 2009 and was a Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit for the period 2012-2015. In October 2017 he was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal.

He was originally appointed to the Sentencing Council on 6 April 2015.

Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch

Assistant Dean, The City Law School of City, University of London

Peter joined The City Law School (formerly known as the Inns of Court School of Law) in 1986, having previously practised predominantly in criminal work. He teaches on the Bar Professional Training Course in the areas of Criminal Litigation & Sentencing, Fraud and Financial Crime, and Advanced Criminal Litigation. Peter also teaches on the LLM in Criminal Litigation, and is the co-ordinator for the Procedure modules on that course. He also supervises students on the LLM in Professional Legal Skills.

Peter is an elected member of the University Senate. He is also chair of the Staff Benevolent Fund and a harassment adviser.

Deputy Senior District Judge Tan Ikram

, Chief Magistrate

Deputy Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) Tan Ikram was born and schooled in Slough. He was Called to the Bar (I) in 1990 and as a solicitor in 1993. He was appointed to the Bench in 2009. He sits at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and is additionally ticketed to hear extradition and terrorism matters. In 2015, he was also appointed an Associate Judge of Her Majesty’s Court of the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.

He is the holder of two honorary degrees, Doctor of Laws (LLD) and is a contributing editor of Archbold Magistrates’ Courts Criminal Practice 2017.

Tim Owen QC

Barrister, Matrix Chambers

Tim specialises in financial crime, asset recovery/confiscation, extradition, sanctions, public, human rights and media law.  A founder member of Matrix chambers, he also sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Administrative Court and is an Acting Judge to the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

John Sheehan

Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor - Specialist Fraud Division, CPS

John has defended and prosecuted complex casework, including serious economic crime, since 1997. In 2006, after working in private practice, John joined HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI). He led inspections of the CPS and the Serious Fraud Office, which he subsequently joined in 2014 as Head of Policy.

In January 2017, John joined the CPS Specialist Fraud Division as a Unit Head in the London Office, and in October 2017 he was formally appointed Deputy Head of Division, responsible for the Birmingham and Leeds offices.