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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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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: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond Buildings β€˜Has an urbane style of advocacy and is a terrific cross-examiner.’

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government)

Three Raymond Buildings has an acknowledged reputation in extradition and international crime matters, and more generally β€˜has an outstanding team which has a great depth of expertise and experience’. Members are instructed in judicial reviews for both claimants and defendants and matters ranging from inquests and investigations to environmental and licensing issues. Hugo Keith QC’s work includes representing the Metropolitan Police Service in the inquests relating to 2017’s Westminster terror attack.

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond Buildings β€˜Very wise and clever, he is a great strategist and a pleasure to work with.’

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

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond Buildings β€˜Great command of the law at his fingertips.’

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International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond Buildings β€˜He has an extraordinary career in the crossover between public law and crime, particularly in extradition.’

Within: International crime and extradition

Three Raymond Buildings β€˜has many barristers at all levels with extradition expertise’. James Lewis QC represents the US government in Trinidadian extradition proceedings concerning former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who has been indicted in the US for corruption; Hugo Keith QC advises Dimitry Firtash, a businessman with close links to previous Ukrainian governments, who is saught by the US from Austria on bribery charges concerning titanium mining in India.

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond Buildings β€˜A master of staying on top of the detail of cases.’

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Three Raymond Buildings has a number of members who handle confiscation work for both authorities and privately-represented defendants. Hugo Keith QC is instructed by Islam Karimov Jr. – grandson of the former president of Uzbekistan – on forefeiture matters.

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