'Reflections after 50 years in crime' to be delivered by The Hon Sir David Calvert-Smith

Sir David was called to the Bar in 1969. He joined London Chambers and specialised in Criminal work. After 1986 he specialised in prosecution work as Treasury Counsel dealing with the most important cases. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1997 and from 1998-2003 he was Director of Public Prosecutions, and as such head of the Crown Prosecution Service.  He implemented wide-ranging changes in the organisation. In 2003 he returned to the Bar, before appointment to the High Court Bench in 2005, during which time he was the Judge in charge of the Terrorism List. He retired from the Bench in 2012. He was Chairman of the Parole Board from 2012 -2016. Thereafter he returned to his old Chambers to act as a consultant and advisor in a wide variety of areas particularly with an international element, which work he continues. He re-joined the Parole Board as a member in 2017 and continues to sit in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division as a retired judge.

His talk will reflect his vast experience in the law, with particular reference to the future of the criminal justice system, the increasing role of victims/complainants and legal education.

Reception 6.30 pm, lecture 7.15 pm - Court No 1, The Shirehall, Hereford

Tickets cost £25 and include reception and lecture. Available from Hereford Cathedral Shop  (01432 374 210) or from Erica Manley (01432 374 259 or [email protected])                                                                                                                                                 

This event is a fundraiser in support of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust (Charity No 1051168) and The Herefordshire Community Foundation’s High Sheriff’s Fund (Charity No 1094935)