David Ormerod is the Professor Criminal Justice at University College, London. He is a door tenant at 18RLC and a Bencher of Middle Temple. In 2013 he was appointed QC (Hon). In 2018 he was appointed as a deputy High Court Judge. He is the author of Smith, Hogan and Ormerod’s Criminal Law, the editor in chief of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice and the General Editor of the Criminal Law Review. From 2010-2019 he was the Criminal Law Commissioner. He writes and lectures on criminal law and evidence to the professions and the judiciary.