Posts Categorized: ICLB Member Activities

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Mediation of Conflict


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 »


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


​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 »


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


Chambers UK: The Bar 2017 has recently been published and the guide is now available at; 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 »


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


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 »


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


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 »


Bar Council Launches “Wellbeing at the Bar” Portal


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 »


Steven Kay QC to Speak at Nuremberg Forum 2016


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 »


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


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 »

Gillian Higgins SQUARE

Meditation for Barristers


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


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 »


Wellbeing at the Bar


              Post written by Gillian Higgins In April last year, the Bar Council published a report on wellbeing at the Bar. The aim of the research conducted by the Bar Council in liaison with Positive, a specialist consultancy focusing on psychological resilience, was to identify interventions to support practising… Read more »

Colleen Rohan at Irish Bar conference

ICLB Co-Founder Launches 2016 Innocence Project Scholarships for the Bar of Ireland


Defence attorney Colleen Rohan (pictured), a founding member of the International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB), arrived in Dublin last week to launch The Bar Association of Ireland’s 2016 Innocence Project Scholarships and gave a speech entitled “The Burden of Proving Innocence” in support of the venture. Founded in 1992, the original Innocence Project located in… Read more »