Book Launch – “Mindfulness at Work and Home”

18th September 2019

9 Bedford Row are proud to announce that on Monday 23rd September Gillian Higgins will be holding a reception for the launch for her new book “Mindfulness at Work and Home”. We wish her every success with the book and her important work in the field of wellbeing. Gillian is an international lawyer, mediator and… Read more »

Zacharias Miah shortlisted for BSN Lawyer of the Year by the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2019

18th September 2019

Chambers are proud to announce that Zacharias Miah has been shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2019. The results will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in London on 28th November. Further details here   

Steven Kay QC Holds Press Conference on TBC Bank Affair in Tbilisi, Georgia

7th September 2019

Steven Kay QC representing former Chairman of TBC Bank, Mamuka Khazaradze and his Deputy Badri Japaridze, held a press conference concerning the TBC Bank affair in Tbilisi, Georgia on Friday 6 September. You can read about the conference by clicking the following link:         Click below to watch the Press Conference… Read more »

The European Court Posthumously Rules in Favour of Sergei Magnitsky

1st September 2019

The European Court ruled on Tuesday that the Russian government violated several articles in the European Convention on Human Rights over the course of its 11-month pre-trial detention and posthumous criminal conviction of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian tax auditor and government corruption whistleblower. Magnitsky was found dead on the floor of his small jail cell… Read more »

Steven Kay QC and Joshua Kern submit Article 15 Communication to OTP on jurisdiction over nationals of non-States Parties at the ICC

20th August 2019

The ICC is yet to unseal an arrest warrant or transmit a request for the surrender of a non-State Party national absent a resolution of the UN Security Council referring the situation to the Court. Nevertheless, the Court’s organs have provided indications that they consider that the jurisdictional regime prescribed by the Rome Statute permits… Read more »

Justice for war criminals and human rights abusers: Beyond the Nuremberg – ICC model

31st July 2019

  By Richard Goldstone, Phil Clark, and Dan Plesch 19 June 2019 The ICC is a crucial advance in civilisation, being the first global court tasked to try the worst human rights abusers. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is beset with problems both political and procedural. Many states continue to invest political will and finance to sustain… Read more »

Launch of the Code for Private Prosecutors

18th July 2019

Chambers are pleased to announce that the Private Prosecutors Association has issued its Code of Practice. Members of 9BR, who are members of the Association, including Steven Kay QC, Abbas Lakha QC and Gary Summers, will adhere to this code and would like to thank the contributors for their invaluable contributions. The full Code can… Read more »

Human Rights Abuse Alert Concerning Algeria Issued by Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins at 9 Bedford Row

18th July 2019

A Human Rights Abuse Alert in relation to the ongoing situation in Algeria has been published this morning by Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins at the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row. The alert has been submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. The full report can be read here