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Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC

3 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5BH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7400 6400
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Fax 020 7400 6464
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237 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.3rblaw.com

Hugo Keith QC

Tel:
Work 020 7400 6400
Email:
Web:
www.3rblaw.com
Three Raymond Buildings (Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC)

Position

 

Described as ‘a fabulous silk’ and as having ‘an outstanding reputation’, Hugo is recognised as one of the legal profession’s leading QC’s. 

He was a member of the ‘A’ Panel of civil Treasury Counsel for 8 years, during which time he regularly appeared on matters of public and criminal law both on behalf of Government departments and as amicus curiae before the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords.  He has appeared in 14 cases before the House of Lords/Supreme Court.  He won the Chambers and Partners award for criminal barrister of the year 2008, and took silk in 2009.

As well as his regular appearances in the High Court and Supreme Court, he has been instructed in some of the most high profile cases of recent years. He represented The Queen in the Inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Malcolm Calvert in the Cazenove inside dealing case.  He was then appointed leading Counsel to the Inquests into the London Bombings of 7 July 2005 and, subsequently, appeared in the Leveson Inquiry on behalf of Rebekah Brooks and in the Tchenguiz action against the SFO.

Hugo is instructed by companies, high net-worth individuals, and politically exposed persons relating to all aspects of extradition (including advising on Interpol and on international restraint), international criminal/corporate liability, sanctions and criminal judicial review. He is a renowned appellate advocate, and has appeared in a significant number of leading criminal cases in the UK higher courts.  He has appeared twice in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, most recently in the appeal concerning the former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong.Notable cases in 2014-2017 include the Gary McKinnon case, the Shrien Dewani extradition (in which he successfully represented the Republic of South Africa), the Inquest into the death of Mark Duggan (Hugo represented the Metropolitan Police Commissioner), the Inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko (on behalf of Boris Berezovsky), the Hermitage Capital affair, and the SFO investigations into LIBORAlstom and Swift (Nigeria).  He advised on the UK’s first Deferred Prosecution Agreement (Standard Bank Plc). He successfully defended the former CEO in the Bertling overseas corruption case. He is representing the Metropolitan Police Service in the Inquests relating to the Westminster terrorist attack of 22 March 2017 and is currently advising individuals or corporate bodies in relation to some of the most significant current SFO investigations, including Autonomy/Hewlett PackardRolls Royce, Euribor, Airbus and ENRC/Gertler. He is instructed by the Electoral Commission in relation to its investigation into certain aspects of the EU Referendum.

Career

Called 1989, Gray’s Inn; elected member of Bar Council 1995; Treasury B Panel 1995; appointed member of Treasury ‘A’ Panel 2000-08; Bencher Gray’s Inn 2013.

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford (MA Hons Jurisprudence).

Leisure

Tennis, sailing, climbing.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe enjoys an enviable reputation for his legal and tactical skills.

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Leading Silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is always well prepared - a silk who delivers results.

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

The 'excellent' Three Raymond Buildings is ‘very strong in business crime’. The set's members are 'highly experienced trial advocates' who handle a broad gamut of business and financial crime cases, such as high-profile corruption and bribery matters, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations, and insider trading; more niche specialisms include data protection offences and sanctions. Hugo Keith QC is acting in the long-running SFO investigation into ENRC, namely into alleged deals made between the company and billionaire Dan Gertler.

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

Within: Leading Silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA well-respected advocate and an impressive silk.

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International crime and extradition

Within: Leading Silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA measured and seasoned performer.

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Leading Silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA powerful advocate.

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

At Three Raymond Buildings, Hugo Keith QC represents Zamira Hajiyeva – the wife of an ex-state banker currently serving a jail sentence for embezzlement in Azerbaijan – who is the recipient of the UK's first unexplained wealth order (UWO), after it was discovered she had spent over £16m in Harrods over a 10-year period. 

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