Kevin McGinty

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service

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Kevin McGinty is Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service. Appointed in April 2015, he reports directly to the Attorney General and the Justice Committee of the House of Commons. His main responsibilities are the inspection of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

After 6 years at the criminal Bar, Mr McGinty joined the Fraud Division of the Crown Prosecution Service. Four years later he was seconded to the Attorney General’s Office as a legal adviser on criminal matters, before joining the Bank of England. His work there included prosecutions and advising the regulatory committees of the Bank on their powers under the Banking Act 1987.

In December 1997 he returned to the Attorney General’s Office to advise the Attorney General on all aspects of his role as Attorney General for Northern Ireland before becoming Director Criminal Law and Deputy Legal Secretary in 2011.