Siobhain Egan, a member of SAHCA, has been appointed to the Sentencing Council.

The Council has been established since 6 April 2010 and is to streamline the development of guidelines previously undertaken by the Sentencing Guidelines Council and the Sentencing Advisory Panel. The Council is chaired by Lord Justice Leveson who recently spoke about the work of the Council at a SAHCA event.

Siobhain Egan is a consultant solicitor specialising in defending allegations concerning fraud, serious organised crime, money laundering and regulatory offences. She qualified as a criminal defence barrister in 1989, transferring in 1993 to become a solicitor. She was appointed by the Legal Services Commission to sit on the Very High Costs Cases Appeal Committee. Siobhain was The Times Lawyer of the Week in June 2003 as a result of her work on the Beckham kidnapping case, and from 2005 to 2008 has been cited in both the Legal 500 and the Chambers Legal Directory. Siobhain has also assisted the BBC and Granada TV with a number of documentaries on criminal justice issues and in 2009 she collaborated with The Independent and The Guardian on articles focusing on criminal legal issues.

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