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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 »

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Gillian Higgins Qualifies as an Accredited Mediator


Earlier this month, Gillian Higgins of 9 Bedford Row qualified as a civil and commercial mediator to international standard with the London School of Mediation. Given her extensive experience in the field of international criminal law, Gillian has a particular interest in how mediation and facilitation in post-conflict situations can seek to restore peace in… Read more »


Sarah Bafadhel and Joe Holmes to deliver ADC-ICTY training


On 12 November, the Association of Defence Counsel Practising Before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ADC-ICTY) will host a training event in “Drafting Before the International Tribunals”. Sarah Bafadhel and Joe Holmes of 9 Bedford Row will deliver the training together with Catriona Murdoch (1 Crown Office Row) and Natalie von Wistinghausen… Read more »


Closing Briefs Submitted in Mladic


Prosecution and Defence Final Trial Briefs were filed, simultaneously, on 25 October 2016 before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. These written submissions were subject to a word limit of 300,000 words, six times larger than standard, which reflects both the size of the trial record and its significance for the Balkan region… Read more »