Ben Keith comments in the i News on the legal strategies in play in Epstein case involving Prince Andrew. The article was first published in the i on 30 August 2021 and can be read in full here.
"With three weeks to go before reaching court, Prince Andrew’s strategy to deal with the sexual abuse lawsuit he is facing in the US remains uncertain...."
"Barrister Ben Keith, a specialist in extradition and international crime at Five St Andrew’s Hill Chambers, says it is rather simple for US judgments to be enforced in England at the High Court.
He also points out that it is unclear whether Prince Andrew is covered by diplomatic immunity from the suit due to his time as the UK’s trade envoy.
“It’s a particularly unattractive argument if you are trying to disprove that you are a sexual predator. It’s a legitimate legal argument,” Mr Keith adds."
Ben Keith is a leading barrister specialising in Extradition and International Crime, as well as dealing with Immigration, Serious Fraud, and Public law. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Criminal and Civil Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. Ranked in Chambers and Partners as a band 1 leader in the field of Extradition at the London Bar and in the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 leading individual in international crime and extradition.