The Marque The Marque
The Marque
About Services Profiles Press Contact

Steven Kay QC

QC & Head of Chambers

9 Bedford Row

London, UK

Steven Kay QC
Tia Kansara
Replenish Earth
Jonty Kelt
Fantail Ventures

Steven Kay QC’s Biography

Steven Kay QC is Head of 9BR Chambers, London a leading set of barrister’s Chambers established over 70 years ago. He is an international criminal lawyer who has been in the landmark cases that have established modern international criminal law including: the first UN trial at the Yugoslavia Tribunal (Dusko Tadic); the first trial of a former Head of State (Slobodan Milosevic); the first trial at the ICC of an incumbent Head of State (President Kenyatta of Kenya).

Steven is engaged by governments and organisations to investigate the prevailing narratives in matters of international concern. His reports have been influential upon world affairs - in the case of President Kenyatta at the ICC, his client won the Kenyan presidential election during the televised proceedings. In May 2021 he led the 9BR Chambers team that produced A Report on the Lundin Case commissioned by the Board of Directors for Lundin Energy. In 2022 he investigated the causes of the 2013 and 2016 conflicts in South Sudan and discredited the narratives relied upon by the UN and AU. He is currently advising global company...
Steven Kay QC is Head of 9BR Chambers, London a leading set of barrister’s Chambers established over 70 years ago. He is an international criminal lawyer who has been in the landmark cases that have established modern international criminal law including: the first UN trial at the Yugoslavia Tribunal (Dusko Tadic); the first trial of a former Head of State (Slobodan Milosevic); the first trial at the ICC of an incumbent Head of State (President Kenyatta of Kenya).

Steven is engaged by governments and organisations to investigate the prevailing narratives in matters of international concern. His reports have been influential upon world affairs - in the case of President Kenyatta at the ICC, his client won the Kenyan presidential election during the televised proceedings. In May 2021 he led the 9BR Chambers team that produced A Report on the Lundin Case commissioned by the Board of Directors for Lundin Energy. In 2022 he investigated the causes of the 2013 and 2016 conflicts in South Sudan and discredited the narratives relied upon by the UN and AU. He is currently advising global company X upon liabilities and claims as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Steven’s international fraud and corruption practice focuses upon the criminal issues arising in complex international commercial cases and he is engaged by clients to to review and assist in the development of their cases. In August 2020, he set up the UK Bribery Act International Advisory Service and established a Sanctions and Interpol Red Notice Hot Desk. In April 2022 he presented a review of sanctions to the All Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group in the Houses of Parliament.

Steven is experienced in advising clients at the crisis stage of an international situation by setting out their options and guiding their responses, whilst also making preparations for future litigation. His cases demonstrate the depth of experience and the quality of the work for which he has been hired.
moreless

Steven Kay QC’s Newsfeed

The Law Society Gazette
Can human rights boost Interpol’s credibility?

Steven Kay QC is an international criminal barrister and Head of 9 Bedford Row.

The Principle of Complicity under International Criminal Law

Steven Kay QC was in conversation with Professor Marina Aksenova of IE Law School talking about The Principle of Complicity under International Criminal Law.

View News Archive

Steven Kay QC’s Background

9 Bedford Row
QC & Head of Chambers
1977 - Present
London, UK
Members of this renowned set of specialist criminal chambers have been involved in major cases in the UK’s principal courts for over 80 years. More recently, their work has extended to international courts, including several high-profile cases at The Hague.

Steven Kay QC’s Gallery

Other Business Interests

Oculus Financial Intelligence
Chairman and Co-Founder
Sep 2016 - Present
London, UK
Steven Kay QC is Chair and Co-Founder of Oculus, a specialist investigation and financial intelligence firm with a top team of experts in Law Enforcement, Forensic Accounting and Auditing, the Security and Intelligence services and Financial Analysis.
International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB)
Founder Member
Apr 2009 - Present
London, UK
The International Criminal Law Bureau is a team of lawyers who specialise in international humanitarian law, international criminal law, criminal law and human rights law. Clients benefit from the Bureau’s experience and skill in handling complex international cases and political situations.
View allHide

Media

Chancery Lane Chats
Podcast Interviewee
Jun 2020
London, UK

Publications

Can human rights boost Interpol’s credibility?
Author
Dec 2021
Steven Kay QC wrote an article for the Law Society Gazette.
A report on the Lundin Case
Co-Author
May 2021
Steven Kay headed up the 9 Bedford Row team that produced ‘A Report on the Lundin Case’. Lundin Oil, its former CEO and Chairman of the Board are accused of complicity in alleged war crimes that took place in southern Sudan. However, the allegations and basis for this investigation are seriously flawed, as set out in this independent report.

Steven Kay QC’s Education

University of Leeds logo University of Leeds logo
University of Leeds
LLB
1973 - 1976
Epsom College
1968 - 1973

Direct Message

Direct Message