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Specialist in public international law; international human rights law; international environmental law; public law; commercial law; sport law; privacy, defamation and data protection; and money laundering and proceeds of crime. Notable cases include Somalia v Kenya (representing Somalia in a maritime delimitation dispute before the International Court of Justice), Croatia v Serbia (representing Croatia in proceedings under the Genocide Convention before the International Court of Justice), Lungowe v Vedanta Resources PLC (Supreme Court appeal concerning liability of UK parent company for polluting activities of foreign subsidiary); Elgizouli v Home Secretary (Supreme Court appeal regarding UK’s facilitation of the death penalty); Smith v Ministry of Defence (Supreme Court appeal concerning extra-territorial application of international human rights treaty); Belhaj v Straw (Supreme Court appeal concerning state immunity and foreign act of state doctrines); Rahmatullah and Serdar Mohammed v Secretary of State for Defence (Supreme Court appeal concerning crown act of state doctrine); SXH v Crown Prosecution Service (Supreme Court appeal concerning application of Article 8 ECHR to prosecution of vulnerable refugees); OPO v MLA (Supreme Court appeal concerning worldwide ban on publication of a performing artist’s autobiography); Lachaux v Lachaux (Supreme Court appeal regarding meaning of ‘serious harm’ in Defamation Act 2013); Bashir v Home Secretary (Supreme Court appeal regarding application of international treaty to UK sovereign base areas in Cyprus); Gubarev v Christopher Steele (libel claim concerning publication of confidential intelligence memorandum); Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell (claims against UK and Nigerian mining companies concerning extensive oil spills in Niger Delta).
Called 2007, Lincoln’s Inn; Ad hoc clerk at Court of Arbitration for Sport (2014 – present); Trial observer, International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (2013 – 2015); Judicial assistant, UK Supreme Court (2011 – 2012); Lecturer in administrative law, Balliol College, Oxford University (2010); Stagiaire, European Court of Human Rights (2010); Judicial assistant, Court of Appeal (2009). Publications of note: Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd Ed.) (contributing editor); Smith, Bodnar and Owen on Asset Recovery, Criminal Confiscation and Civil Recovery (OUP, 2nd Ed.) (contributor); Montgomery and Ormerod on Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure (contributor); Prison Law (OUP, 3rd Ed.) (contributing editor).
Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (BA Law – First Class); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course – Outstanding); Brasenose College, Oxford University (Bachelor of Civil Law – Distinction).