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Doughty Street Chambers

53-54 DOUGHTY STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2LS, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7404 1313
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Fax 020 7404 2283
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223 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Bristol, London, Manchester

Edward Fitzgerald QC

Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Position

Edward Fitzgerald QC, joint head of Doughty Street Chambers, practises in the field of criminal law, judicial review, extradition, international law and public law. He has appeared in leading cases in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights and the Caribbean Court of Justice. Edward has been called to the Bar in numerous jurisdictions including Belize, Grenada and St Vincent and has been granted rights of audience to appear in cases in Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands.  As a criminal practitioner he has featured in many leading cases involving high profile defendants, extradition, appeals against miscarriages of justice, and international law. He has extensive experience of jury trials and has won a name as a skilful cross examiner in a number of high profile inquests and inquiries. He also frequently appears in the Privy Council in cases involving the constitutions of the Commonwealth Caribbean, death penalty appeals and extradition. In the field of public law he has argued many of the leading cases on inquest law, prisoners' rights, mental health law and refugee law. In June 2008 he was awarded the CBE for services to human rights.

Career

Called 1978; resides Inner Temple; QC 1995.

Education

Oxford and Cambridge (BA (Hons) Congratulatory First, MPhil Criminology, qualified in New York and American Law).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

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

Edward Fitzgerald QC - Doughty Street ChambersBroad public law expertise and he remains a colossus in civil liberties and human rights.

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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

Edward Fitzgerald CBE QC - Doughty Street ChambersA colossus in civil liberties and human rights. He is always at the forefront of developments in the law.

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International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Edward Fitzgerald QC - Doughty Street ChambersAt the top of the profession: passionate about his work and a formidable advocate in court.

Within: International crime and extradition

Doughty Street Chambers’ members are involved in both leading extradition cases and heavyweight interntational criminal trials. Wayne Jordash QC is representing Im Chaem, a former Khmer Rouge provincial secretary, before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in a case concerning alleged crimes against humanity and murder at the construction site of the Spean Sreng dam. In extradition, Edward Fitzgerald QC and Ben Cooper successfully represented Lauri Love in a High Court appeal concerning the ‘forum bar’ inserted in the Extradition Act 2003 in 2013; Love was requested for alleged computer hacking offences in the US.

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