Sir John Blossett Maule, QC (1818–1889) was a British barrister who served as the first Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales.
The second son of the Solicitor to the Treasury George Maule, Esquire, of London, Maule was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. He entered the Inner Temple on 13 January 1844, aged twenty-six, was called to the bar on 29 January 1847, and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1866.
Maule served as Recorder of Leeds from 1861 to 1880, when he was appointed as Director of Public Prosecutions.He was Treasurer of his Inn for 1881-1882, was a member of the Council of Legal Education, was knighted in December 1882, and retired as Director of Public Prosecutions in 1884.
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Damian John Bugg,, a barrister, is a former Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions who served between 1999 and 2007. Prior to this appointment, he was the Tasmanian Director of Public Prosecutions from July 1986 to 1999. In 2005, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to the law. He served as Chancellor of the University of Tasmania between 2006 and 2012.
John George Dodson, 1st Baron Monk Bretton, PC, known before 1884 as John George Dodson, was a British Liberal politician. He was Chairman of Ways and Means between 1865 and 1872 and later held office under William Ewart Gladstone as Financial Secretary to the Treasury, President of the Local Government Board and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In 1884 he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Monk Bretton.
Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, was an English barrister, Conservative politician and author. He served as Member of Parliament for Epsom for 23 years, from 1955 to 1978, and held the offices of Solicitor General (1962–1964) and Attorney General for England and Wales (1970–1974) and for Northern Ireland (1972–1974). Had he been appointed Lord Chancellor, as seemed likely during the mid-1970s, he would have been the first Roman Catholic to hold that position since Thomas More in 1532.
John Crawford Crosby was an American politician from the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
Edward Pleydell-Bouverie PC, FRS, styled The Honourable from 1828, was a British Liberal politician. He was a member of Lord Palmerston's first administration as Paymaster-General and Vice-President of the Board of Trade in 1855 and as President of the Poor Law Board between 1855 and 1858.
Kenneth Donald John Macdonald, Baron Macdonald of River Glaven, Kt, QC is a British lawyer and politician who served as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) of England and Wales from 2003 to 2008. In that office he was head of the Crown Prosecution Service. He was previously a Recorder and defence barrister. He is currently Warden of Wadham College, Oxford and a life peer in the House of Lords, where he sits as a crossbencher and was previously a Liberal Democrat.
Edwin John James QC was an English lawyer who also practised in the U.S., a Member of Parliament and would-be actor. Disbarred in England and Wales for professional misconduct, he ended his life in poverty. He was the first ever Queen's Counsel to suffer disbarment.
Sir Augustus Frederick William Keppel Stephenson, was a Treasury Solicitor and the second person to hold the office of Director of Public Prosecutions in England and Wales.
Major Sir Edward Hale Tindal Atkinson, KCB, CBE was a British barrister and judge who served as the Director of Public Prosecutions from 1930 to 1944. After studying at Trinity College, Oxford, Atkinson built up a substantial practice as a barrister. His volunteer work in the First World War subsequently forced him to stop practising at the bar. After the end of the war, for his work at the peace conference Atkinson was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire and Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. Atkinson re-established his practice and was made Director of Public Prosecutions in March 1930. His period in office is generally seen as a success, and he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1932. Following his retirement, Atkinson served as chairman of the Central Price Regulation Committee, dying on 26 December 1957.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is the third most senior public prosecutor in England and Wales. The DPP is the head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), with personal responsibility for its 7,000 staff and approximately 800,000 prosecutions undertaken by it every year. The holder of the role is appointed by the Attorney General on the recommendation of a panel that includes the First Civil Service Commissioner.
Sir Theobald Mathew, was a British lawyer who served as Director of Public Prosecutions from 1944 to 1964, making him the longest-serving DPP.
Sir Henry Frederick Stephenson was a Royal Navy officer, courtier, and Arctic explorer.
Sir William Ellis (1609–1680) was an English lawyer, judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1679, and supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.
Francis Augustus Wright was a merchant sailor and member of the Parliament of New South Wales.
Sir John Worrell Carrington, was a British jurist, elected representative, and colonial administrator between 1872 and 1902. He served the Caribbean colonies of Barbados, St. Lucia, Tobago, Grenada, and British Guiana until his final appointment as Chief Justice of Hong Kong.
Dr. Joseph Samuel Archibald, QC was a Saint Kittitian-born British Virgin Islander jurist, lawyer, registrar, magistrate, former Director of Public Prosecutions, and former Attorney General.
Sir Andrew Richard Scoble (1831–1916) was an English lawyer, politician and judge.
Gilbert Chukwudike Nonyelu,, QC was born on 3 September 1914; eight months after Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria were amalgamated by Sir Fredrick Lugard. He was, the First Federal Director of Public Prosecutions of Nigeria (1960–1964) and one of the pioneers of the Nigerian Bar Association. In 1961, G.C. was appointed a Queen's Counsel. As Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), he was responsible for instituting and conducting prosecutions or to decline to proceed further with a prosecution. It was his responsibility to ensure a fair trial according to the rule of law.
Sir Charles Barry Shaw, was a Northern Irish barrister. From 1972 to 1989, he served as the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland; he was the first incumbent of this post.