Lord Justice Tim Holroyde has been appointed as Chairman of the Sentencing Council, with effect from 1 August 2018. His appointment was made by the Lord Chief Justice with the agreement of the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke, and is for an initial period of three years.
The Lord Chief Justice and President of the Sentencing Council, the Rt Hon The Lord Burnett of Maldon, said:
"With his extensive experience at the criminal bar and on the bench, and his three years on the Council, Lord Justice Holroyde is the ideal candidate to lead the Council through the next phase of its important work and build on its excellent legacy."
Lord Justice Holroyde said:
"The Sentencing Council is facing a challenging and busy time as it approaches its tenth anniversary. I look forward to taking forward the ambitious work programme that will meet the Council's goals for 2020.
"My aim is for the Council to continue to provide judges and magistrates with guidelines which promote a clear, fair and consistent approach to sentencing, but which are also accessible to the public so they can see how sentencing works and have greater confidence in the sentencing process."
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