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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

The β€˜dependable’ 9 Bedford Row is recognised as being β€˜among the foremost experts in the field of international criminal law’ and is β€˜one of the best crime sets of barristers in London’. Because of its strength in depth, solicitors β€˜have no hesitation in sending the most serious work to them as they have the barristers to meet the challenge demanded of these cases’. With β€˜some star performers’ in its ranks, chambers is fast becoming the β€˜go-to set for junior instructions’. Senior clerk Paul Outen β€˜runs a very tight ship’ of clerks who provide β€˜a proactive, helpful and knowledgeable service’. β€˜They have the infrastructure in place and are able to provide the personal service that is demanded’. Martin Secrett is director of chambers. Offices in: London

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London Bar

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

9 Bedford Row

9 Bedford Row is β€˜a good set with a number of good barristers’, handling both defence and prosecution work. A number of members have experience in defending before courts martial. Daniel Higgins, as an unled junior, prosecuted numerous defendants in a case concerning hooliganism at a South London derby match in the 2015-16 League Cup in which, a Charlton Athletic supporter punched Kayla, Crystal Palace’s eagle mascot.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Abbas Lakha QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Willing to take difficult points and fearless in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Anthony Berry QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜His ability enables him to make the job look easy.’

Ranked: tier 3

Justin Rouse QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Always very good with the lay clients, he can pick up cases at lightning speed.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jane Bickerstaff QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜A fantastic jury advocate with a nice touch breaking down complex arguments.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lee Karu QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜His work includes multi-handed murder cases.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – 2018 silks

Peter Glenser QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Particularly good for anything to do with firearms.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Daniel Higgins - 9 Bedford Row β€˜An extremely able and affable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Cammegh - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He defends in various violent cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Maximilian Hardy - 9 Bedford Row β€˜A bright and personable practitioner able to distil complex concepts into jury-friendly language.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sean Sullivan - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Unafraid, and this shows in his approach to situations.’

Ranked: tier 3

Samantha Cohen - 9 Bedford Row β€˜She handles complicated cases like baby-shakings and serious sexual matters with a total eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tessa Shroff - 9 Bedford Row β€˜A very competent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Will Noble - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Well respected because he is conscientious, hardworking and tenacious.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Abbas Lakha QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Very thorough and combative: a feared opponent who prepares meticulously.’

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 includes a number of members who handle international criminal law work, including representation before hybrid and international courts. Sarah Bafadhel is representing Assad Hassan Sabra, who is being tried in absentia by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for alleged involvement in the 2005 assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.

International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Steven Kay QC - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He has the reassuring ability to distil the most complex factual cases and express clear thought.’

Ranked: tier 1
International crime and extradition - Leading juniors

Joe Holmes - 9 Bedford Row β€˜His ability to spot legal problems and work around or through them is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gillian Higgins - 9 Bedford Row β€˜She has a track record in heavyweight cases before international tribunals.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sarah Bafadhel - 9 Bedford Row β€˜Her reputation proceeds her: she is a creative advocate on her feet and on the papers.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜dependable’ 9 Bedford Row is recognised as being β€˜among the foremost experts in the field of international criminal law’ and is β€˜one of the best crime sets of barristers in London’. Because of its strength in depth, solicitors β€˜have no hesitation in sending the most serious work to them as they have the barristers to meet the challenge demanded of these cases’. With β€˜some star performers’ in its ranks, chambers is fast becoming the β€˜go-to set for junior instructions’. Senior clerk Paul Outen β€˜runs a very tight ship’ of clerks who provide β€˜a proactive, helpful and knowledgeable service’. β€˜They have the infrastructure in place and are able to provide the personal service that is demanded’. Martin Secrett is director of chambers. Offices in: London

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