Described as ‘a fabulous silk’ and as having ‘an outstanding reputation’, Hugo Keith QC is recognised as one of the legal profession’s leading QCs.
He was a member of the ‘A’ Panel of Civil Treasury Counsel for eight years, during which time he regularly appeared both on behalf of government departments and as amicus curiae before the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords on matters of public and criminal law.
Keith won the Chambers & Partners award for Criminal Barrister of the Year 2008 and took silk in 2009.
As well as his regular appearances in the High Court and Supreme Court, he has been instructed in some of the most high-profile cases of recent years. He represented Malcolm Calvert in the Cazenove inside dealing case and was appointed leading counsel to the inquests into the London Bombings of 7 July 2005.
Keith has also represented the Republic of South Africa in the Shrien Dewani extradition and the Metropolitan Police in the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan. Current cases include the inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Hermitage Capital affair and the SFO investigation into LIBOR.
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