Provided by Ben Keith
Ben Keith is a leading barrister specialising in cross-border and international cases. He deals with all aspects of Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA), INTERPOL, Financial Crime and International Law including sanctions. He represents governments, political and military leaders, High Net Worth individuals, human rights defenders, and business leaders in the most sensitive cases.
He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court as well as the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations special procedures.
A leading authority on the removal of INTERPOL Red Notices for worldwide clients dealing with politically motivated allegations and the use of transnational repression by foreign governments.
He has significant expertise in human rights, extradition, and asylum proceedings in post-soviet states including Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Kazakhstan. He is sought after to represent politically exposed persons in extradition, immigration, and financial proceedings, including sanctions.
He is also an expert in Immigration and Public law. Appointed to the Attorney General's 'A' Panel of counsel, dealing with some of the most complex Immigration cases for the UK government.
He also specialises in complex asylum claims for politicians and High Net Worth individuals often linked to extradition proceedings and INTERPOL Red Notices.
He was International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2021.
*Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
*Attorney General’s A list Counsel
DELF, ECBA, CBA & IBA.
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