Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Extradition - London (Bar)
Ben Keith is an exceptionally well-regarded barrister who has undertaken a number of complex and unusual extradition cases. He has vast experience of handling European Arrest Warrants, war crimes and cases involving political corruption. He is Education Secretary of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum and is responsible for organising the annual conference on extradition.
Strengths: "One of the most talented, knowledgeable, dedicated and experienced extradition law and human rights barristers around."
Recent work: Represented Ulrik Debo in relation to an extradition request to the USA on allegation of major securities fraud involving microcap companies.
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Ben is a Barrister specialising in Extradition, Immigration, International Crime, and International Humanitarian and Public law. He has been consistently ranked as a leader in his field. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations.
He is a leading expert in political corruption and corporate raiding. He has expertise in the Middle East including: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt dealing with cases of torture, disappearance, and universal jurisdiction. He has significant expertise in the challenge of INTERPOL Red Notices. He has considerable experience of EAW cases having conducted well over 500 cases including allegations of murder, rape, people trafficking, terrorism, and complex fraud.
Specialises in complex asylum claims linked to extradition proceedings and Interpol Red Notices and especially those claiming asylum from former soviet states and represents the Home Office on a broad spectrum of cases, from unlawful detention to challenges to the Dublin III framework, and represents applicants in politically sensitive asylum.
Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
Attorney General’s A list Counsel
DELF, ECBA, CBA & IBA.