Doughty Street Chambers

Kate O'Raghallaigh

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Kate’s practice encompasses crime, extradition and public law. She is a versatile practitioner, being one of the few juniors in the country who specialises in terrorism work and who is dual-ranked in Chambers & Partners in the categories of Crime and Extradition.

She regularly appears before the Court of Appeal and Administrative Court in cases involving terrorism, extradition and children’s rights: SSHD v. LF [2017] EWHC 2685 (Admin); R (M) v. Hammersmith Youth Court [2017] EWHC 1359 (Admin); R v. Anjem Choudary [2017] EWCA Crim 1606; R v Jack Shepherd [2019] EWCA Crim 1062.

Kate acted in the seminal case relating to the Rwandan genocide: Government of Rwanda v. Nteziryayo and others [2017] EWHC 1912 (Admin) and recently acted in Szatkowski [2019] A.C.D. 62, concerning whether s.20(5) of the Extradition Act 2003 was compatible with EU law.

Kate’s practice often has an international dimension. She has advised in criminal and extradition cases from Botswana, Kyrgyrzstan, Gibraltar, Bulgaria, Trinidad and Bermuda.

Kate is a member of the Foreign Office Panel of pro-bono lawyers for British citizens detained abroad and she has trained lawyers in the applicability of international human rights law to counter-terrorism legislation on behalf of the United Nations.