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Edward Craven

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Matrix Chambers (Matrix Chambers)

Position

Specialist in public international law, international arbitration, international human rights law, international environmental law, commercial law, sport law, privacy, defamation and data protection law.  Recent cases include Somalia v Kenya (representing Somalia in a maritime delimitation dispute before the International Court of Justice), Croatia v Serbia (representing Croatia in proceedings under the Genocide Convention before the International Court of Justice), Smith v Ministry of Defence (Supreme Court appeal concerning extra-territorial application of international human rights treaty); Belhaj v Straw (Supreme Court appeal concerning state immunity and foreign act of state doctrines); Rahmatullah and Serdar Mohammed v Secretary of State for Defence (Supreme Court appeal concerning act of state doctrine);  OPO v MLA (Supreme Court appeal concerning worldwide ban on publication of a performing artist's autobiography); Lungowe v Vedanta Resources PLC (claim against UK and Zambian mining companies concerning pollution in Zambia), Ogale Community and Bille Kingdom v Royal Dutch Shell (claims against UK and Nigerian mining companies concerning extensive oil spills in Niger Delta).

Career

Called 2007, Lincoln’s Inn; ad hoc clerk at Court of Arbitration for Sport (2014 – 2015); trial observer, International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (2013 – 2015); judicial assistant, UK Supreme Court (2011 – 2012); lecturer in administrative law, Balliol College, Oxford University (2010); stagiaire, European Court of Human Rights (2010); judicial assistant, Court of Appeal (2009). Publications of note: Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd Ed.) (contributing editor); Smith, Bodnar and Owen on Asset Recovery, Criminal Confiscation and Civil Recovery (OUP, 2nd Ed.) (contributor); Montgomery and Ormerod on Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure (contributor); Prison Law (OUP, 3rd Ed.) (contributing editor).

Education

Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (BA Law – First Class); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course – Outstanding); Brasenose College, Oxford University (Bachelor of Civil Law – Distinction).


London Bar

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Edward Craven - Matrix ChambersVery talented, extremely hardworking, responsive and always ready to assist.

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Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

Edward Craven - Matrix ChambersHe is extremely hardworking, responsive and always ready to assist.

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Environment

Within: Environment – Leading juniors

Edward Craven - Matrix ChambersExtremely assiduous and diligent, outstanding drafting skills and very bright.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Edward Craven - Matrix ChambersHighly regarded for privacy and defamation.

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading juniors

Edward Craven - Matrix ChambersHe represents the CPS and defendants in confiscation proceedings.

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Matrix ChambersTim Owen QC and Edward Craven are instructed to represent the claimant in European Court of Human Rights case Briggs-Price v United Kingdom; the appellant was convicted of conspiracy to import cocaine, but the confiscation order of £2.5m imposed was concerning alleged cannabis trafficking, which he was neither charged with or convicted of.

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Sport

Within: Sport – Leading juniors

Edward Craven - Matrix ChambersA top-notch sports specialist who is clearly a star in the making. He grasps complicated legal concepts, and concisely articulates strong legal reasoning with unparalleled attention to detail.

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