Meet the Bar Pro Bono Award Winners 2021

Ben Keith is profiled in Counsel Magazine (April 2022 Edition) as part of a feature on the winners of the Bar Pro Bono Awards, given every year in recognition of outstanding commitment to pro bono work by barristers or chambers. Ben was jointly named International Pro Bono Barrister of the year for his work in the case of Ryan Cornelius, a British national who has been arbitrarily detained by the UAE since 2008.

‘We have seen an enormous increase in the last few years in the numbers of individuals who have been subject to some of the worst international criminal law and human rights violations, stranded without any real representation or assistance. We know that from time to time individuals, some of whom have found themselves in the most dire of circumstances, won’t have easy access to lawyers.

‘It was in those sorts of circumstances that we recognise that it is essential that we were able to commit the time and energy to helping people, whatever their means.'

Ben Keith and Rhys Davies.

Read the article in Counsel magazine here.

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.

 "One of the most talented, knowledgeable, dedicated and experienced extradition law and human rights barristers around." 

Chambers & Partners 2022.

He is recognised 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.