Ben Keith comments in The Times on 4 July 2020, on the on-going Epstein case and the possible implications for Prince Andrew following the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.
View and read the original article in the Times here.
Ben Keith, a barrister specialising in extradition, said: “She is going to have to give them something really concrete, not just ‘He was at this party then’. It is whether he did anything with the women, and whether the women were under age. My suspicion is that the evidence is not as strong as they make out. Unless she has got a room full of recordings, I am not sure she will have enough evidence.”
American prosecutors liked prominent cases, he said, as many went on to political careers. “I wonder whether having a British royal scalp would keep the case as high-profile as it can be.”
Ben Keith is a leading specialist 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 band 1 leading individual in international crime and extradition.