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Jason Pitter KC appointed to the Times Crime and Justice Commission


New Park Court Chambers are delighted to announce that Jason Pitter KC has been appointed to join the Times Crime and Justice Commission.

The aim of the Commission is to consider the future of policing and the criminal justice system, especially in the light of the knife crime epidemic, the growing threat of cyber-crime, concerns about the culture of the police, court backlogs, problems with legal aid and overflowing prisons.

It will draw up recommendations for reform in the following ten areas:

  • Knife crime and gangs.
  • Policing (including the culture of the police)
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Cyber-crime, fraud, and online harms
  • Terrorism
  • The causes of crime, including mental health, special educational needs, and addiction
  • The court system
  • Sentencing policy and the judiciary
  • Prisons, probation, and rehabilitation
  • The role of new technology and forensics

The commission is made up of:

  • Lord Burnett of Maldon, former Lord Chief Justice of England, and Wales
  • Peter Clarke, former head of counterterrorism for the Metropolitan Police and former chief
  • inspector of prisons
  • Martin Griffiths, trauma surgeon and NHS England’s national clinical lead for violence reduction
  • Nick Hardwick, former chief inspector of prisons and former head of Parole Board
  • Sir Max Hill, former Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Anne Longfield, former children’s commissioner, head of commission on young lives
  • Baroness Manningham-Buller, former head of MI5
  • Sandra Paul, partner in the criminal litigation department at Kingsley Napley and author of the police station handbook.
  • Natasha Porter, CEO of Unlocked Graduates (Teach First for prison officers)
  • Dame Anne Rafferty, former high court judge and Lady Justice of Appeal
  • Lade Smith, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a forensic psychiatrist.
  • Sara Thornton, former chief constable of Thames Valley Police, former chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council
  • James Timpson, CEO of the Timpson Group, which employs ex-offenders
  • Claire Waxman, victim’s commissioner for London
  • Dame Sharon White, chairwoman of John Lewis
  • Sir Tom Winsor, former chief inspector of constabulary

Jason is leader of the North Eastern Circuit and is a highly regarded silk specialising in Serious Crime, Regulatory Crime and Professional Misconduct.


Jason Pitter KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2014

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