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Brick Court Chambers

Jemima Stratford

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Jemima Stratford QC
Counsels clients in public and administrative law challenges pursued under EU law, concerning policy affecting individuals as well as businesses. She is especially well versed in challenges involving pharmaceutical regulation, including the authorisation of new drugs. Other recent public law mandates include cases concerning transportation and international sanctions.
Strengths: "An amazing lawyer: she has a really good understanding of the law, and thinks through the principles to get to the practical answer. She has good judgement and is able to put her arguments forward in a persuasive and logical way." "Very good on the overlap of EU competition law and public law."
Recent work: Acted for the Lambeth Law Centre in a successful challenge to a government policy to deport EEA national rough sleepers.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 4

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Jemima Stratford QC
She has cultivated a highly respected practice in the field of civil liberties and human rights. She regularly handles an array of high-profile, significant cases, covering areas such as the rights of pregnant workers, state immunity rules and torture allegations. She appears before employment tribunals, the High Court and Supreme Court as well as the ECtHR.
Strengths: "She's excellent; very smart and on the ball." "She's phenomenally clever."
Recent work: Appeared for Human Dignity Trust and Tan Seng Kee in Tan Seng Kee v Attorney General, one of three test claims brought to challenge the criminalisation of homosexuality in Singapore.
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European Law - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Jemima Stratford QC
Best known for her work in financial services and pharmaceutical sector cases, having handled recent claims that raise questions around the release of confidential clinical data, the mutual recognition of medicines authorisations across EU jurisdictions or the cross-border enforcement of IP rights. She has also defended UK public bodies in Francovich damages claims.
Strengths: "She is very thorough and has really in-depth knowledge of the subject."
Recent work: Acted in a challenge before the General Court to a decision of the European Medicines Agency to release valuable trial data belonging to MSD Animal Health.
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International Human Rights Law - London (Bar)

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Jemima Stratford QC
She has cultivated a highly respected practice in the field of civil liberties and human rights. She regularly handles an array of high-profile, significant cases, covering areas such as the rights of pregnant workers, state immunity rules and torture allegations. She appears before employment tribunals, the High Court and Supreme Court as well as the ECtHR.
Strengths: "She's excellent; very smart and on the ball." "She's phenomenally clever."
Recent work: Appeared for Human Dignity Trust and Tan Seng Kee in Tan Seng Kee v Attorney General, one of three test claims brought to challenge the criminalisation of homosexuality in Singapore.
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