Posts By: Alexander Kay

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in the Workplace


On 29th April, Gillian Higgins will be hosting a Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in the Workplace seminar at The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row. Tailored for beginners, click below to reserve your space.

Mindfulness for Barristers

Mindfulness for Barristers


Gillian Higgins will be hosting a new series of Mindfulness for Barristers sessions at Gray’s Inn in May. Open to all barristers, simply click the link below or contact Gillian directly to reserve your space.    


Photos from 2019 IBA War Crimes Committee


Steven Kay QC moderated the panel on Gender Justice that included Diana Wilson of 9BR at the 2019 IBA War Crimes Committee at the Peace Palace in The Hague on 13 April. The 9 Bedford Row delegates enjoyed a stimulating conference on The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice. Discussions are taking place for… Read more »


Bank Whistleblower Case Reported in Sunday Times


Earlier this month, The Sunday Times reported on a whistleblower case in which two British private investigators were being sued by the owners of FBME Bank in Cyprus. Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins of the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row were assisting the investigators, Nigel Brown and Alec Leighton, who were litigants in person…. Read more »


Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea V1


David Hammond former member of 9 Bedford Row and founder of the charity Human Rights At Sea has successfully achieved the publication of the first Geneva Declaration for Human rights at sea. 9 Bedford Row congratulates David on this great moment in his campaign to protect the lives and safety of seafarers. For further reading… Read more »


Steven Kay QC and Joshua Kern submit Article 15 communication to ICC disputing admissibility of potential Israeli settlements case


Steven Kay QC and Joshua Kern of 9 Bedford Row have filed a submission questioning the admissibility of cases regarding Israeli settlements before the ICC. The submission was made with support from The Lawfare Project and UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI).  It is argued without prejudice to jurisdictional arguments which also operate as barriers to… Read more »


The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice


Click below to download the flyer for ‘The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice’, a conference presented by the IBA War Crimes Committee. The event will take place on 13th April 2019 in The Hague. Read the flyer for more details. The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice flyer   Image source:… Read more »


ADC-ICT to hold Advocacy Training Day conducted by Colleen Rohan


The ADC-ICT will be holding an Advocacy Training day conducted by Ms. Colleen Rohan on 6 April 2019 on Legal Drafting in International Criminal Law. The topics which will be covered include drafting motions, final briefs and appeals at the international courts and tribunals. Registration is open to all and places are limited and are… Read more »


The Long Haul


“The Long Haul”, a new documentary on the global backlash against human rights is currently in production, and seeking crowdfunding. Produced as a tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley (1941-2017), the film hopes to encourage discussion about the future of human rights as well as the movement’s history, impact, and legal framework. The creators intend for… Read more »


The International Criminal Court and the Community of Nations


On Friday 8th March 2019 (International Women’s Day) a conference is to take place at the University of Georgia School of Law. The International Criminal Court and the Community of Nations intends to bring together experts for a day of informative panels on the International Criminal Court’s relation to various constituent communities. Also featured will… Read more »


Judge Patricia Wald (1928-2019)


From The Washington Post: Image courtesy of Michael Williamson/the Washington Post Shortly before she graduated from Yale Law School in 1951, Patricia Wald secured a job interview with a white-shoe firm in Manhattan. The hiring partner was impressed with her credentials — she was one of two women on the law review — but… Read more »


University of Leeds to hold Conference on ‘Cosmopolitan Pluralism and International Criminal Justice’


From the 10th-11th January 2019, the University of Leeds will be hosting a law conference on ‘Cosmopolitan Pluralism and International Criminal Justice’. This two day event will consist of a lecture on ‘Global Legal Pluralism’ by Professor Paul Schiff Berman on Thursday 10th, followed by a roundtable discussion on Friday 11th, with the Professor and… Read more »