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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 9 Practice Areas
1
Data Protection
3 Years Ranked
1
Environment
6 Years Ranked
1
Group Litigation
2 Years Ranked
3
Defamation/Privacy
2 Years Ranked
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About

Provided by Edward Craven

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Specialist in human rights, civil liberties and administrative law; public and private international law; media law; civil fraud and proceeds of crime; environmental law; commercial law and sports law.

Career

Notable cases include Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell and Lungowe v Vedanta (UKSC appeals concerning group claims against UK parent companies and foreign subsidiaries); Lloyd v Google (UKSC appeal concerning representative actions and DPA); Elgizouli v Home Secretary (UKSC appeal concerning facilitation of death penalty); ZXC v Bloomberg (UKSC appeal concerning privacy rights of criminal suspects); Belhaj v Straw (UKSC appeal concerning state immunity and foreign act of state doctrine); Beghal v DPP (UKSC appeal concerning legality of anti-terrorism legislation); OPO v MLA (UKSC appeal concerning ban on publication of autobiography); Rahmatullah v MOD (UKSC appeal concerning crown act of state doctrine); SXH v CPS (UKSC appeal concerning prosecution of refugees); Smith v MoD (UKSC appeal concerning extra-territorial application of ECHR); Bashir v SSHD (UKSC appeal concerning application of Refugee Convention); Gubarev v Christopher Steele (libel trial concerning publication of 'Trump Russia' dossier); Saifullah & Noorzai v Secretary of State for Defence (judicial reviews concerning failure to investigate suspected murders of Afghan civilians by British Special Forces); Croatia v Serbia (ICJ case concerning application of Genocide Convention); Somalia v Kenya (ICJ maritime delimitation dispute); Guyana v Venezuela (ICJ case concerning validity of arbitral award).

Personal

BA Law (First Class), Cambridge University; BCL (Distinction), Oxford University; BVC (Outstanding). Former judicial assistant at Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

UK Bar

Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Edward Craven
Edward Craven is a highly rated barrister with a wide-ranging domestic and international civil liberties and human rights practice. He often appears in high-profile cases that garner significant media attention. He is recognised for his impressive knowledge of the Refugee Convention. Craven has been instructed in matters related to discrimination, terrorism and military actions of the state abroad. He is regularly seen at the Supreme Court.


International Human Rights Law - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Edward Craven
Edward Craven is a highly rated barrister with a wide-ranging domestic and international civil liberties and human rights practice. He often appears in high-profile cases that garner significant media attention. He is recognised for his impressive knowledge of the Refugee Convention. Craven has been instructed in matters related to discrimination, terrorism and military actions of the state abroad. He is regularly seen at the Supreme Court.


Data Protection - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Edward Craven
Edward Craven is involved in highly publicised data protection cases, including the first case under the Data Protection Act 2018 to reach the Supreme Court. He represents both individuals and corporations and has notable experience in media and technology-based claims.


Environment - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Edward Craven 
Edward Craven is a highly praised junior with an expanding environmental practice. He has established an excellent reputation acting for claimants in high-stakes international group actions.


Group Litigation - All Circuits
1
Band 1

Edward Craven
Edward Craven is a leading public and human rights law barrister who has a significant group litigation practice. His career highlights in the field include representing Google in Richard Lloyd's landmark claim, and acting for large claimant groups in several African countries, concerning polluting or exploitative activities carried on by businesses.


Public International Law - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Edward Craven
Edward Craven is a talented barrister who has considerable experience acting before the ICJ in complex inter-state cases. He is skilled at handling maritime delimitation or land boundary disputes for sovereign states, and has strong knowledge of international human rights issues. He is a member of the Attorney General's Public International Law Panel.


Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Edward Craven
Edward Craven is sought after to represent claimants in complex judicial reviews relating to human rights. His recent cases involve high-profile challenges involving issues of immigration, refugees' rights and unlawful civilian killings in conflict.


Defamation/Privacy - All Circuits
3
Band 3

Edward Craven
Edward Craven has established an enviable reputation in the field of libel and privacy. He has a wealth of experience in phone hacking claims and is frequently instructed in a variety of other media disputes.


POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits
3
Band 3

Edward Craven
Edward Craven is a fine POCA practitioner who has particular expertise in confiscation orders, property freezing orders and major civil recovery investigations. As a highly active junior in this area, he has been instructed in high-profile cases before domestic and EU courts.

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