On Friday 7 February, Sir Keir Starmer QC (class of 1981), returned to Reigate Grammar School to deliver The Henry Smith Lecture to students and staff.
Sir Keir Starmer QC, former pupil and a contemporary of our last speaker Andrew Sullivan, was recently knighted by the Queen in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List. He is the author of European Human Rights Law (1999). Regarded as a progressive barrister he was named Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2000. Appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2002, named QC of the Year in the field of human rights and public law in 2007 and recently served as Director of the Crown Prosecution Service 2008-2013.