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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
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Web:
www.9bedfordrow.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

9 Bedford Row is a solid criminal set with a niche in international crime. In recent chambers news, the set was strengthened by the arrival of extradition specialists Stuart Allen and Jonathan Swain from Drystone Chambers, Alex Tinsley from Church Court Chambers, and international crime practitioner Zacharias Miah from Carmelite Chambers, as well as new door tenants Dov Jacobs and Nadim Bashir. Leaving chambers, Samantha Cohen has been appointed to the circuit bench; Charlotte Mitchell-Dunn joined Thomas More Chambers; John Cammegh took silk in 2019 before joining The 36 Group with Adrian Amer; and Justin Hugheston-Roberts, Puneet Grewal, and Richard Reynolds moved to 3 TEMPLE GARDENS in January 2019. The ‘great’ service provided by the set’s clerking team is thanks to senior clerk Paul Outen’s leadership. ‘Paul is always willing to accommodate our needs and takes time to understand the nature of requests and act accordingly. Communication between the clerks and clients is ‘consistent and friendly’. Russell Good is the first junior clerk and Martin Secrett is chambers director. Offices in: London

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Crime
Crime - Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

9 Bedford Row

9 Bedford Row's workload includes a diverse range, with some work including terrorism cases. Courts-martial are an area of expertise, with Peter Glenser QC having represented a corporal who as convicted of stabbing a lance corporal within his room in barracks at both court-martial and the Court Martial Appeal Court – the key question at appeal being whether the "householder defence" applies to an individual who enters lawfully then becomes a trespasser. The set has a track record in terrorism cases, with Lee Karu QC having defended, with unled junior Diana Wilson prosecuting, a man who carried out a two-year campaign of threatening letters, culminating a pamphlet sent to numerous high-profile political figures soliciting murder under the banner of "Punish a Muslim Day" - he received a sentence of twelve and a half years. Justin Rouse QC represented a gamekeeper, who was acquitted of wildlife offences privately prosecuted by the RSPB, in which the charity carried out its own covert surveillance operation. Samantha Cohen was appointed to the circuit bench in March 2019.

Leading Silks

Abbas Lakha QC - 9 Bedford RowA shrewd tactician and dogged in pursuit of the unpopular when needed.

Ranked: tier 3

Anthony Berry QC - 9 Bedford RowA superb defence silk at the top of his game.

Ranked: tier 3

Justin Rouse QC - 9 Bedford RowIn court, the kind of advocate that makes you want to sit up and pay attention.

Ranked: tier 3

Jane Bickerstaff QC - 9 Bedford RowA force to be reckoned with and an incisive cross-examiner.

Ranked: tier 3

Lee Karu QC - 9 Bedford RowHe defends in drug and violence cases.

Ranked: tier 3
2018 Silks

Peter Glenser QC - 9 Bedford RowVery impressive with his examination of witnesses.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Corinne Bramwell - 9 Bedford RowA thorough junior with a keen eye for detail.

Ranked: tier 3

Daniel Higgins - 9 Bedford RowIncisive in his cross-examination and fearless in his approach to judges.

Ranked: tier 3

Diana Wilson - 9 Bedford RowA persuasive advocate with an excellent manner with clients.

Ranked: tier 3

Maximilian Hardy - 9 Bedford RowAn enterprising defender and also a highly-respected prosecutor.

Ranked: tier 3

Sean Sullivan - 9 Bedford RowHe sees the wood from the trees.

Ranked: tier 3

Tessa Shroff - 9 Bedford RowA highly skilled advocate and fierce protector of her clients.

Ranked: tier 3

Will Noble - 9 Bedford RowHe has a track record of organised crime defence work.

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Leading Silks

Abbas Lakha QC - 9 Bedford RowA shrewd tactician.

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 houses criminal advocates well known for their strength in international criminal work. In one representative instruction, Sarah Bafadhel is assisting in the case of Prosecutor v Turinabo et al, where five defendants have been charged with contempt proceedings for alleged participation in a joint criminal enterprise which sought to overturn the conviction of Augustin Ngirabatware for incitement to commit genocide in Rwanda in 1994.

Leading Silks

Steven Kay QC - 9 Bedford RowA very impressive operator.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Joe Holmes - 9 Bedford RowHe cuts to the heart of complex cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Gillian Higgins - 9 Bedford RowWell known for her expertise in complex international criminal cases.

Ranked: tier 2

Sarah Bafadhel - 9 Bedford RowIntimidatingly clever with a brilliant work ethic.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Swain - 9 Bedford RowA staunch advocate who is very knowledgeable on extradition matters.

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

9 Bedford Row is a solid criminal set with a niche in international crime. In recent chambers news, the set was strengthened by the arrival of extradition specialists Stuart Allen and Jonathan Swain from Drystone Chambers, Alex Tinsley from Church Court Chambers, and international crime practitioner Zacharias Miah from Carmelite Chambers, as well as new door tenants Dov Jacobs and Nadim Bashir. Leaving chambers, Samantha Cohen has been appointed to the circuit bench; Charlotte Mitchell-Dunn joined Thomas More Chambers; John Cammegh took silk in 2019 before joining The 36 Group with Adrian Amer; and Justin Hugheston-Roberts, Puneet Grewal, and Richard Reynolds moved to 3 TEMPLE GARDENS in January 2019. The ‘great’ service provided by the set’s clerking team is thanks to senior clerk Paul Outen’s leadership. ‘Paul is always willing to accommodate our needs and takes time to understand the nature of requests and act accordingly. Communication between the clerks and clients is ‘consistent and friendly’. Russell Good is the first junior clerk and Martin Secrett is chambers director. Offices in: London

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