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UN Human Rights Office launches global guidelines for investigating unlawful killings – The Revised Minnesota Protocol

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Steven Kay QC of 9 Bedford Row is chairing a session at the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia titled “Extrajudicial Killings” on Monday 9 October 2017 for the IBA War Crimes Committee. This session will include expert evidence from the UN special Rapporteur, ICRC and International Prosecution counsel Alison Cole (ex-ICTY, ICTR and UN… Read more »

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Photos from the London Legal Walk 2017

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Here are photos of the 9 Bedford Row members that took part in yesterday’s London Legal Walk 2017. Participants had to walk from the Inner Temple and along the River Thames. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for free legal services in London and the South East of England. Overall more than… Read more »

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Intersol Global Presents on “Advocacy – Preparing you to Win”

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On 17th May, the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row hosted Intersol Global’s innovative presentation on “Advocacy – Preparing you to Win”. Gillian Higgins, Head of the International Practice Group at 9 Bedford Row welcomed Ian Hynes, CEO of Intersol Global to present on the concept of Extraordinary Case Management and the importance of effectively recording… Read more »

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Mediation of Conflict

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As an accredited civil and commercial mediator to international standard, Gillian Higgins, a barrister from 9 Bedford Row, has recently launched Mediation of Conflict, a website setting out her area of expertise in this field. The site can be viewed here. Alongside the mediation of civil and commercial disputes, with her 17 years experience of… Read more »

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Colleen Rohan and Jens Dieckmann from 9 Bedford Row International to Moderate Panels at the ADC-ICTY Annual Conference 2016

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​The ADC-ICTY Annual Conference and training will take place on 3 and 4 December 2016 at the Marriott hotel in The Hague. The title of the conference is: ‘Quo Vadis, International Criminal Law? Current Challenges of Implementing International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law’ ​The topics of the panels are: ​Positive Complementarity – National Jurisdictions… Read more »

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Members of 9 Bedford Row International Ranked in Chambers UK: The Bar 2017

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Chambers UK: The Bar 2017 has recently been published and the guide is now available at; http://www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/uk-bar/14. Four Barristers from the 9 Bedford Row International team have been ranked in Chambers UK Bar 2017, namely Steven Kay QC, Gillian Higgins and Sarah Bafadhel. Chambers UK is compiled following in-depth interviews conducted by an extensive research group to… Read more »

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IBA Event: The World in Crisis, The Hague, 04 Feb 2017

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Dear colleagues, It is our pleasure to bring you preliminary details for the IBA War Crimes conference entitled The World in Crisis taking place at the Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands on 04 February 2017. Following the success of the previous conferences with 300 participants registered, this event will bring together leading war crimes… Read more »

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Intersol Global Trains Barristers in Specialist Investigative Interviewing Techniques at 9 Bedford Row

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Earlier this month, Intersol Global trained four barristers at 9 Bedford Row in specialist investigative interviewing skills. Gillian Higgins, Gary Summers, Leena Lakhani and Katie Mustard were all awarded a certificate of achievement from the Intersol Global Academy by its Global Director Mick Confrey. Trainer Mick Confrey worked for many years as the lead, accredited… Read more »

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Bar Council Launches “Wellbeing at the Bar” Portal

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Earlier this month, the Bar Council launched a “Wellbeing at the Bar” website which aims to tackle the stigma associated with mental health and encourage members of the profession to better understand wellbeing and address the challenges faced by members of the Bar. This month, Gillian Higgins at The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row, launches… Read more »

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Steven Kay QC to Speak at Nuremberg Forum 2016

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Steven Kay QC to speak on “Fair Trial: Focus on procedural trial structure and defense rights” at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy Annual Forum 2016: The Continuing Evolution of the Nuremberg Principles in Light of the Contemporary Jurisprudence of International Criminal Courts 4–5 November 2016. Click below to read the full event program: International Nuremberg… Read more »

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Meditation for Barristers and Solicitors Chambers of 9 Bedford Row October/November 2016

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Barristers and solicitors spend significant amounts of time in ‘fight or flight’ mode when dealing with the stress of advocacy and litigation. Meditation, when practiced regularly, can lead to a reduction in everyday stress levels and boost feelings of wellbeing. Gillian Higgins, a senior international criminal practitioner at 9 Bedford Row, will be conducting a… Read more »

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Meditation for Barristers

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Barristers experience a variety of mental and physical health pressures in practice, particularly in dealing with the severe stresses created by litigation. Gray’s Inn is keen to support initiatives to address the prevailing (but dated) view that those who seek assistance in such situations are not “up to the job”. A Member of Gray’s, Gillian… Read more »

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LawCare – Support for Lawyers

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LawCare is a registered charity providing information and support to legal professionals working or training throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey. Since it was founded in 1997, LawCare has helped thousands of lawyers and support staff with work related issues including stress, disputes with colleagues and alcohol misuse. The group… Read more »