Ben Keith writes for Times Higher Education, published on 21 April 2023. Read the article in full here (via subscription service): 

"Academics who act as court experts in return for up to £20,000 are under a 'corrupting influence' claims one Russia analyst, while another expert says fees help pay his mortgage.

You open your inbox. A legitimate-looking law firm is offering big money to produce a report on its client's proximity to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a forthcoming appeal against UK sanctions. Do you do it?"

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Ben Keith is a leading barrister specialising in cross-border and international cases. He deals with all aspects of Extradition, Human Rights, Mutual Legal Assistance, Interpol, Financial crime and International Law including sanctions. He represents governments, political and military leaders, High Net Worth individuals, human rights defenders and business leaders in the most sensitive cases.

He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. Ben is recognised in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.