Join us for this Mishcon Academy event with Nazir Afzal OBE, former Chief Prosecutor for the CPS. Nazir will talk about his latest book: The Prosecutor, a memoir of struggle and survival as well as crime and punishment. The Prosecutor is both a searing insight into the justice system and a powerful story of one man’s pursuit of the truth.
Nazir was Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England and formerly Director in London. Most recently, he was Chief Executive of the country’s Police & Crime Commissioners. During a 24 year career, Nazir has prosecuted some of the most high profile cases in the country and advised on many other and led nationally on several legal topics including Violence against Women & Girls, child sexual abuse, and honour-based violence. His prosecutions of the so-called Rochdale grooming gang, BBC presenter Stuart Hall were groundbreaking and drove the work that has changed the landscape of child protection.
Nazir will discuss his life from growing up in Birmingham, in the sixties, as a young boy facing racist violence and the tragic death of a young family member – and how this set him on the path to his successful career, and which enabled him to help communities that the conventional justice system ignores.