Edmund Burge K.C and Oliver Kirk are instructed to represent a Peruvian national who is accused of murdering his Spanish girlfriend while they were on holiday together in Peru.
The case is understood to be the first to rely on the provisions of s.72 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, which provides that a person who is habitually resident in England & Wales (whatever their nationality), and who commits a specified violent offence abroad, can be tried for that offence in England. The trial is fixed to take place at Maidstone Crown Court in April 2023 and is due to last 4 weeks. Edmund and Oliver are instructed by Graham & Co. Solicitors.
Edmund is a specialist criminal advocate, ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. He was called by Lincoln’s Inn in 1997 and took Silk in 2019. He is a Recorder of the Crown Court and the County Court, and is authorised to sit at the Old Bailey. He both prosecutes and defends the full range of serious criminal offences, from complex tax and commercial fraud to allegations of murder, serious violence and other organised crime.
Oliver is an experienced criminal advocate. He represents clients in the most serious and complex criminal cases. Prior to being called to the Bar, Oliver was a solicitor for 22 years and a Higher Courts Advocate for the last 10. As a result, Oliver has gained a wealth of experience that means he is ideally placed to advise solicitors on case preparation in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.