Max Hill

Max Benjamin Rowland Hill QC is the Director of Public Prosecutions succeeding Alison Saunders as from 1 November 2018.[1] Previously he was the independent reviewer of terrorism laws in the United Kingdom, replacing David Anderson in 2017.[2][3][4][5][6]

He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne and St Peter's College, Oxford.[7] He was Called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1987 and appointed Queen's Counsel (QC) in 2008. From 2012, he was Head of Chambers at Red Lion Chambers. He also served at Leader of the South Eastern Circuit from 2014 to 2016.

In 2017, he appeared in Channel 4's The Trial as lead counsel for the prosecution, in which real juries, together with actual barristers and judges, tried a fictional murder case in order to explore the workings of the jury system.[8]


  1. "Max Hill QC joins the CPS as Director of Public Prosecutions". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  2. Riley-Smith, Ben (25 February 2017). "Interview: Britain's new terror watchdog Max Hill - 'Getting justice for Damilola ranks as my proudest feat'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. Mills, Jen (26 February 2017). "Terror threat in the UK 'at its highest since the 1970s', watchdog says". Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. Riley-Smith, Ben (25 February 2017). "Terror chief Max Hill warns risk of attacks in Britain is highest since dark days of IRA". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  5. Travis, Alan (20 February 2017). "Leading terror trial QC to be counter-terror laws watchdog". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  6. "New Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation appointed - GOV.UK". 20 February 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  7. ‘HILL, Max Benjamin Rowland’, Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017
  8. "max hill | Red Lion Chambers". Retrieved 2019-07-25.

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