Our Offshore and International team provides for the growing demand for English barristers in overseas jurisdictions and in international cases in the English courts.
We have a significant reputation in all areas of the law and relating to offshore jurisdictions. Our instructions include cases in Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, the Caribbean (the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and the TCI), Bermuda, the Dubai International Financial Centre (‘DIFC’) courts and arbitration centre and in Hong Kong. We also appear in the Privy Council.
In addition, we have a number of members who are instructed almost exclusively in cases in which wider international issues arise. Members of the team have worked in countries throughout the world and their expertise includes commercial and investment arbitration, constitutional and public law, private and public international law and international criminal law. Members of the team have a well established expertise in dealing with all aspects of international corruption and money laundering cases as well as regulatory action arising from discoveries made in the investigation and challenges to those investigations. A number of members are admitted to practice in overseas jurisdictions both on an ad hoc and permanent basis.
- Attorney- General of Turks and Caicos Islands v Misick (2014): Court of Appeal representing Cabinet Minister in prosecution of former Prime Minister and Cabinet in constitutional challenge plus appeal decision to hear criminal trial before Judge alone
- Attorney General of Turks and Caicos Islands v Misick & Ors (2011-14): Representing an English property developer in both civil and criminal proceedings arising from allegedly corrupt dealings with the then Government.
- TWCF v LKKS, STL and OIL (on-going): Allegations of fraud and perjury in ancillary relief proceeding sin Honk Kong. Appeal to the Court of Final Appeal on a point of public general importance involving legal professional privilege is on-going.
- A US$ 450 million asset forfeiture case brought by the USDOJ.
- AG of Jersey v Gichuru & Okemo (on-going): Extradition and prosecution of a former Kenyan Finance Minister and former head of the Kenyan electricity utility for corruption related offences.
- Allen & Others v Depuy International Ltd  EWHC 753 (QB): Stewart J. Leading case on the temporal scope of the Rome II Regulation (event giving rise to damage clarified), and the applicable law in cross-border product liability claims under the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995.
- AAG v Stephen Harding: Successful defence of the Attorney General of the Isle of Man on charges of perjury and perversion of the course of justice.
- Advice & Consultancy to Overseas Attorneys in Clinical Negligence
- Cross Border Product Liability Litigation
- European Human Rights
- International Arbitration
- International Criminal Law
- International Organisations
- Private International Law
- Public international Law
- Overseas Jurisdictions
For more details contact
Call +44 (0) 20 7242 3555 or email:
Alex Coomber, Criminal Clerk