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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

Daniel Higgins

Tel:
Work 020 7489 2727
Email:
9 Bedford Row (Chambers of Steven Kay QC)

Position

A criminal law practitioner with experience mainly in defence, but also in prosecution. He is regularly instructed as a junior alone in a variety of areas of criminal law, including violence, sexual and dishonesty offences. He has conducted a number of Crown Court trials, including those for section 18 GBH and conspiracy to defraud. He also has experience being led in trials for rape and serious violence. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal for appeals against conviction and sentence, and instructed for prison adjudication hearings. He is licensed to receive instruction direct from members of the public. Notable cases include: R v Rollins – appeal against sentence on costs following conviction, where the appellant was in receipt of state benefits; R v Graham – appeal against conviction on bad character provisions under the Criminal Justice Act 2003; R v Julkowski – junior brief in marital rape case in which the Crown adduced background history of the marriage in order to show that any consent was negated through the complainant’s submission to the defendant’s will; R v Haines & others – multi-handed conspiracy to defraud worth over £½m.

Career

Called 2003.

Languages

German and basic French.

Education

Amery Hill School, Alton; Alton College; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (BA Law (Hons) 2(1); MA (Hons)).


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Daniel Higgins - 9 Bedford Row ‘An extremely able and affable advocate.’

Within: Crime (general crime)

9 Bedford Row is ‘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.

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