Our barrister regularly appear in courts and tribunals outside the UK and frequently travel to advise clients all over the world.
In recent years members have appeared in the West Indies, The Hague, Gibraltar, Northern Ireland, Brunei, and in Switzerland (including The Court of Arbitration for Sport). We have been instructed to take evidence on commission in Spain, U.S.A., Switzerland, West Indies, Poland, Holland, Australia and Russia.
Several of the team have been instructed in the Appeal Chambers of the I.C.T.Y. in The Hague as well as in arbitration proceedings in The Hague. Cases before the I.C.T.Y. include Tadic, Josipovic, Kupreskic and Jelisic. Chambers have previously defended a former senior military officer before a trial chamber at the I.C.T.Y.
Members have advised in conference throughout the EU, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Scandinavia, Northern Cyprus, Russia, Hong Kong, U.S.A, Australia, Iran and Switzerland.
Several members of Chambers are currently engaged in the long running Turks and Caicos corruption investigation and trials. Recently several members of Chambers advised various parties regarding the international investigation into alleged corruption involving B.A.E. as well as in the Innospec and other sanctions investigations.
Howard Godfrey QC is a member of the Bar of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jim Sturman QC is a member of the Bar of Gibraltar, Gelaga King is a member of the Sierra Leone Bar and William Clegg QC a member of the Northern Ireland Bar. Members of Chambers have appeared in trials in the Cayman Islands and other Caribbean jurisdictions.
Over the last ten years members have established links with the Great Britain China Centre and have both lectured and conducted mock trials all over China. Recently Chambers has been involved in projects relating to sentencing policy, the death penalty, the media and the improvement of defence lawyers’ rights under the new Lawyers law.
Members of Chambers frequently work with foreign lawyers on cases where there are international or multi-jurisdictional elements and have recently travelled to work and/or advise in The Middle east, Far East, U.S.A and all over Europe on work involving criminal cases (including extradition and the F.C.P.A.) as well as in commercial arbitrations where bribery or the impact of sanctions is an issue.
Members advise individuals as well as governments, Heads of State, businesses and corporations. The advice includes advising businesses on transactional issues where crime may affect value, including money laundering issues and where businesses may have been the victims of fraud.