Monday 9th December 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am in LP 0.25 (Law & Psychology Lecture Theatre)

Tim Holroyde a Lord Justice of Appeal and Chairman of the Sentencing Council will be speaking on the role of the Sentencing Council.


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Tim Holroyde

Tim Holroyde is a Lord Justice of Appeal and is Chairman of the Sentencing Council. For many years he practised as a barrister on the Northern Circuit from chambers in Liverpool, taking silk in 1996.  He prosecuted and defended in criminal cases of all kinds, including the most serious. He also sat as a part-time judge.  In 2009 he was appointed as a High Court judge, covering a wide range of work including serious criminal cases.  He was Course Director of the Judicial College’s Serious Crime Seminar from 2011 to 2015, and judge in charge of the list of terrorism offences from 2016 to 2017.  In 2017 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal.

He became a member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales in 2015, and was appointed as Chairman in 2018.  The Council was set up to promote greater consistency and transparency in sentencing, whilst maintaining the independence of the judiciary.  It is responsible for producing sentencing guidelines to be used by judges and magistrates.