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Chambers of Steven Kay QC

LONDON, WC1R 4AZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7489 2727
Fax:
Fax 020 7489 2828
DX:
453 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.9bedfordrow.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

9 Bedford Row is β€˜a formidable set’ containing β€˜exceptionally talented barristers with great experience’ in criminal law and military matters. β€˜There is also a sense of teamwork in that there is always someone of relevant experience to seamlessly step into the breach, if needed.’ Led by β€˜fantastic’ chambers director Martin Secrett, the clerks are β€˜extremely efficient and approachable in equal measure’ and β€˜always strive to make sure the service is impeccable’. Secrett works closely with senior clerk Paul Outen, and both are β€˜clearly dedicated, not just to their set but also to those who value the quality of service that the set provides’. Russell Good is also β€˜always a pleasure to speak to’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

9 Bedford Row

β€˜An ambitious criminal set’, 9 Bedford Row has β€˜great strength in depth’, β€˜the perfect blend of youth and experience’, and broad criminal and military law expertise. Lee Karu QC represented a prisoner who killed a court security guard by kicking her in the head; the defendant was found to be unfit to plead and received a hospital order.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Abbas Lakha QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜A supreme operator, driven to obtain the best result in the circumstances of the case.’

Ranked: tier 3

Anthony Berry QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He has a devastating technique in cross-examination and disarming charm.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jane Bickerstaff QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜She is an intensive cross-examiner, who leaves no stone unturned.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lee Karu QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He defends in murder and multi-defendant sexual abuse cases.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

John Cammegh - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He brings a track record of international crime to homicide and rape cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Maximilian Hardy - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He has an exemplary court manner, is wise beyond his years and is particularly good at dealing with young defendants.’

Ranked: tier 3

Peter Glenser - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Excellent with lay clients, and a skilled and formidable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sean Sullivan - 9 Bedford Row β€˜His easy-going manner belies the quality of his advocacy, both oral and written.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tessa Shroff - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Diligent, tenacious and willing to take arguments that other counsel will overlook.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Abbas Lakha QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜His client manner and advocacy skills are first-class.’

Ranked: tier 3

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International crime and extradition
International crime and extradition – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

9 Bedford Row

9 Bedford Row has a track record of involvement in international criminal tribunal cases. Sarah Bafadhel represents Assad Hassan Sabra, who is being tried in absentia by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for his alleged role in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri in 2005.

International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Steven Kay QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He is very able and hardworking, and has the ability to express his views in a calm and focused way.’

Ranked: tier 1
International crime and extradition – Leading juniors

Gillian Higgins - 9 Bedford Row β€˜A veteran of International Criminal Court prosecutions.’

Ranked: tier 1

Joe Holmes - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of international criminal law and his advocacy is very persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sarah Bafadhel - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Instructed in various hybrid tribunal cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Licensing
Licensing – Leading juniors

Peter Glenser - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He is excellent with lay clients and is a very good advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

9 Bedford Row is β€˜a formidable set’ containing β€˜exceptionally talented barristers with great experience’ in criminal law and military matters. β€˜There is also a sense of teamwork in that there is always someone of relevant experience to seamlessly step into the breach, if needed.’ Led by β€˜fantastic’ chambers director Martin Secrett, the clerks are β€˜extremely efficient and approachable in equal measure’ and β€˜always strive to make sure the service is impeccable’. Secrett works closely with senior clerk Paul Outen, and both are β€˜clearly dedicated, not just to their set but also to those who value the quality of service that the set provides’. Russell Good is also β€˜always a pleasure to speak to’. Offices in: London

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