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Business Crime Solicitor Jeremy Summers on the Director Of Public Prosecutions resignation

Kier Starmer QC has today announced he is to step down as Director Of Public Prosecutions after 5 years in office.

He is widely believed to have had a successful term in the post, which has included the News International prosecutions and his guidance in relation to prosecuting assisted suicides. At a time when the government is considering a temporary withdrawal from the Human Rights Act, to enable the deportation of Abu Qatada, the choice of Mr Starmer's successor will be keenly awaited.

By Business Crime Solicitor Jeremy Summers.