'My autonomy is guaranteed by statute' | Law

'My autonomy is guaranteed by statute' | Law

Max Hill, QC, has been the nation’s top prosecutor for less than two years, but already he feels obliged to reiterate the director of public prosecutions’ (DPP’s) independence. In a lecture tomorrow to the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, Hill will put the autonomy of his role and that of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) at its heart. Hill, who took over from the beleaguered Alison Saunders at the end of 2018, insists that restating the independence of prosecutors is “pure coincidence”. He says it has nothing to do with rows over the government’s approach to the rule of law and, more specifically, the controversy swirling around his boss, Suella Braverman, QC, the attorney-general. In an exclusive interview with The Times, Hill
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