Karen Hammond practised at the Bar for 13 years before joining the College of Law in 1998 as a tutor on the Bar Vocational Course. In 2000 she moved to Nottingham Law School as Head of Higher Rights. In 2003, she was appointed as Head of Training at city solicitors, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain on a fixed term contract and in 2005 she joined BPP Professional Education, initially as a Senior Presenter, now Head of Advocacy. Since 2003, she has been sitting as a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) and since 2005, as a legal assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practise Committee. She is an IATC accredited advocacy trainer and delivers training to the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association. In April 2013 she was appointed as a full-time District Judge (Magistrates Court).
Kim Hollis QC
Kim Hollis QC is an award winning barrister who became the UK first female Asian QC when she took silk in 2002, and was recognised by the Society of Asian Lawyers when she was jointly awarded Most Successful Lawyer with Rabinder Singh QC. She is currently Director of Public Prosecutions in the British Virgin Islands.
An exclusively criminal specialist of 30 years standing, during which experience has been gained in many high profile criminal cases first as a junior and then as leading counsel. Her career, from an early stage has spanned all levels of serious crime and she is frequently sought out on high profile fraud cases including the most recently the Pakistan Cricket Allegations. Initially retained to advise on behalf of three of those involved in the allegations of International match fixing, now representing Mohammed Amir. Highly experienced in cases of the most violent crimes, in particular Honour Killings and Forced Marriage, with sensitivity to the cultural issues that are involved. A specialist knowledge and understanding of cases involving serious violence and sexual offences committed towards children, in particular “baby shaking cases" where detailed forensic skills are required in court presentation. She was appointed a Member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Diplomatic Excellence Panel and as Diversity Advisor to the Legal Directorate of the Foreign Office in 2014.
Professor Jeremy Horder
Professor Jeremy Horder is Edmund Davies Professor of Criminal Law at King's College London. He has been a Law Commissioner for England and Wales (2005-2010) and a Professor of Criminal Law at Oxford University. His two main works are his books ‘Provocation and Responsibility’ (1992), and ‘Excusing Crime’ (2004).
In addition to writing many scholarly articles, he was responsible for, amongst other Reports, the Law Commission Reports, ‘Murder, Manslaughter and Infanticide’ (2006), and ‘Reforming Bribery’ (2009), that led to legislative reform of the law, respectively in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and in the Bribery Act 2010.
Leroy Redhead was called to the Bar in 1982. As one of the earliest members of Chambers, Mr Redhead has represented defendants on murder charges, rapes and other serious sexual offences and offences of violence. He has an interest in international law and was previously a lecturer at the London School of Economics. Mr Redhead has been on sabbatical but maintains his links with chambers as a door tenant.
Deborah Barker Roye
Deborah Barker Roye was called to the Bar in 1994. Deborah is currently a member of the Attorney General’s Chambers in the Cayman Islands and Assistant Director of Legal Studies at the Cayman Islands Law School. Prior to this, she was Head of the Post-graduate Professional Practice (Bar) Course at the Law School, having formerly been Course Coordinator and founding co-designer of the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law in London.
Deborah is an IATC and NITA qualified advocacy trainer and has been involved for over 14 years in training advocacy, and related evidence and procedure, to legal trainees, skills trainers and lawyers on Professional Practice Courses and Continuing Professional Development Courses. Deborah also delivers training to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Force in relation to police powers and evidence, most recently in connection with changes to the right of silence. In 2003, Deborah was appointed by His Excellency the Governor of the Cayman Islands to the position of Chair of Tribunal for a number of Public Service Commission disciplinary tribunals.
Deborah is the author of two leading texts on Cayman Islands Law and Procedure: 'Criminal Litigation in the Cayman Islands' and 'Civil Litigation in the Cayman Islands' (CILS Academic Press).
Lindsey Rose was called to the Bar in 1996 and joined Chambers in 1998 where she developed a successful practice in all areas of criminal defence, including fraud, serious violence, sexual offences and large scale drug offences.
She left Chambers in 2004 to join the College of Law where she was a Senior Lecturer on the Bar Professional Training Course and was also an Operations Manager, with responsibility for tutor development, performance and training.
She was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2009.
In 2014 she moved to the General Chiropractic Council as their Head of Fitness to Practise and Senior Lawyer Advocate, representing the GCC at hearings before a Professional Conduct Committee.
Lindsey became an accredited advocacy trainer with the Advocacy Training Council in 2005 and has been an advocacy trainer for Middle Temple since 2013.
Joanna Evans is a specialist criminal and human rights practitioner with particular expertise acting in cases which have an international dimension. She was called to the bar in 1998 and has extensive litigation experience at both domestic and international level. She has many years of criminal trial experience as well as particular expertise in litigating on behalf of applicants before the European Court of Human Rights in cases of serious human rights violations (including disappearances; extra-judicial killings; torture; inhuman/degrading treatment and violations of fair trial rights). She has acted in numerous cases before the ECHR including as an advocate before the Grand Chamber. She has also acted in cases before the Inter American Commission of Human Rights. In the field of international criminal law she has acted or advised in cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court. Significant cases include The Prosecution v Ferdinand Nahimana ‘The Media Trial’ (ICTR); More than 30 cases against Russia arising from alleged violations on Georgian territory during the South Ossetian conflict of 2008 (ECHR); Maximov v Russia (ECHR) dealing with the murder of an investigative journalist in St. Petersburg and The Prosecutor v Lubanga (ICC) advisory work in relation to proposed litigation on behalf of victims of sexual violence within the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Joanna also has significant experience dealing with rule of law and capacity building issues arising out of a variety of jurisdictions including Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Russian Federation, Georgia and Iraq. She regularly acts as an expert in human rights/criminal justice issues for a range of global organisations which have included OSCE, IBA, FCO, Council of Europe and the International Criminal Bar Association. Listed as a leader in Civil Liberties in Legal 500.
Appointments: Senior Lawyer to the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre; Independent member of the Parole Board; Deputy District Judge; Recorder of the Crown Court.
Liam Pepper was called to the Bar in 2003 and joined chambers as a tenant following pupillage. In the following six of years practice he advised and acted alone, led junior counsel and was led by senior junior & Queen's counsel in numerous cases in English proceedings from first instance through to appeals in the Court of Appeal & the Administrative Court, and in the United States of America. Most notably: Thomas (Times Law Reports, 29/10/09) on defining 'dwelling' in English law; Stapleton  All England Reports (D) 200 (May) on confiscation jurisdiction when offences span transitional provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; Nikbin 517 F.Supp.2d 416 (2007): Federal District Court (Washington D.C.) US$2.6 million civil judgment under the Torture Victims' Protection Act against the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran; &, Fofana  All England Reports (D) 61 (Apr) as the authoritative definition of double jeopardy under the Extradition Act 2003. Subsequently Liam left full-time practice at the English bar in order to focus on assisting private individuals and companies needing advice concerning their legal, business and political affairs, predominantly in the Americas and in matters related to regulatory laws such as the Bribery Act & U.S.A.'s Foreign Corrupt Practises Act, and in the fields of expropriation, confiscation, receivables recovery and negotiating heavy machinery and commodity purchases and licences, and finance. In this respect he has particular experience in petroleum products, tantalum, gold, and ferrous metals.
Professor Luke Marsh
Luke Marsh was called to the Bar in 2008. He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia (New York), Auckland, Waseda (Tokyo) and Nottingham. Luke has represented clients in the Youth Court, Magistrates Court and Crown Court. He received the prestigious Baron Dr. Ver Heyden De Lancey Prize for the best performance by a Middle Temple member in the Bar Examinations. Before he joined the academic community, Luke received an Erasmus grant to work at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Luke was the co-founding General Editor of Archbold News (Hong Kong) and is widely published in the leading criminal law and human rights journals including The International Journal of Evidence and Proof, International Criminal Law Review, Journal of Criminal Law and Human Rights Law Review.
His critically acclaimed book (“Criminal Judges”), co-authored with Emeritus Professor Mike McConville, provides a detailed examination of the erosion of the adversarial process in the English criminal justice system. Available at: http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/criminal-judges
Professor Michael Ramsden
Michael Ramsden is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Executive Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Rights and Justice. He was called to the Bar in 2007 by Lincoln’s Inn, where he was awarded the Buchanan Prize for an Outstanding on the Bar Finals. He has held visiting appointments at the universities of Auckland, Cambridge, California (Berkeley), Columbia (New York), and Oxford. He previously served on Nuon Chea’s defence team at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
Michael was the co-founding General Editor of Archbold News (Hong Kong) as well as a Contributing Editor of Archbold and Halsbury’s Laws. His books include Effective Judicial Review: A Cornerstone of Good Governance (OUP, 2010) and the Hong Kong Basic Law Handbook (Sweet and Maxwell, 2015). He is widely published in leading international law and human rights journals such as the Yale Journal of International Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Human Rights Law Review and Public Law.
Kris was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1989 and has been active in criminal and public law work (primarily prisoners rights and mental health law) for almost two decades. He appeared in various precedent-setting cases in the Court of Appeal, House of Lords and European Court of Human Rights; he also sat as a Tribunal Judge on mental health cases.
At the same time, Kris maintained an academic career, teaching part-time at various institutions, and writing articles and books. He moved to academic and to New Zealand, where he is now an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Legal Education at AUT Law School in Auckland; he also teaches short courses at various other universities around the world. His teaching portfolio includes criminal law, commercial criminal law, mental health law, prison law and international human rights law. He is a member of the management committee of the New Zealand Criminal Bar Association.
His recent books include "Human Rights Acts: The Mechanisms Compared" (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2015) and "Defending Mentally Disordered Persons" (LAG, London, 2012). In addition to writing many articles and book chapters, he also edits the Mental Health Law Reports and Prison Law Reports and is the General Editor of the New Zealand Criminal Law Review and the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law. A fuller academic profile can be found by clicking here.
Professor Joshua Castellino
Joshua Castellino is Professor of Law & Dean of the School of Law, as well as the Business School at Middlesex University, London. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Ireland, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin, Poland. He has held visiting positions in Ireland, Spain, Hungary and Italy. He worked as a journalist in Mumbai, with the Indian Express Group, was awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MA in International Law & Politics in 1995, and completed his PhD in International Law in 1998. He has authored and edited eight books in international law and human rights law, on self-determination, title to territory and indigenous peoples rights, besides several articles on a range of these and other legal sub-topics. He has completed the third, in a five-book series published by Oxford University Press, on issues concerning Global Minority Rights Law, the latest entitled Minority Rights in the Middle East: A Comparative Legal Analysis (with Kathleen Cavanaugh).
Joshua was part of the EU-China Experts & Diplomatic Dialogue and Lawyers for the New Millennium: Support for the Arab Law Union. He regularly engages with multilateral organizations and with Law Societies and NGOs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, on issues of human rights advocacy and public international law. He is on the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network where he co-chairs the Thematic Group on Social Inclusion, Gender and Human Rights. He was appointed Chair, by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the 8th Forum on Minority Issues, an inter-governmental dialogue with civil society under the auspices of the United Nations Human Rights Council.