Steven Kay QC is Head of Chambers at 9 Bedford Row, a leading set of barristers’ Chambers, established in London more than 60 years ago. He has been recognised in the Legal 500 as one of the leading QCs in International Crime and Extradition and in the Chambers & Partners Directory as a pre-eminent silk in International Criminal Law.
Steven is a leading international criminal lawyer with a global reputation 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) that created modern international criminal law; the first trial of a former Head of State (ex-President of Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic); the first trial at the ICC of an incumbent Head of State (President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya).
He is engaged by governments and organisations to investigate matters of international concern, such as: the 30 years conflict in Sri Lanka between the Tamils and the State; Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood; Montenegro corruption and conflicts of Interest. His reports have been influential upon world affairs - and in the case of President Kenyatta at the ICC, his client won the presidential election during his trial.
Recently, Steven’s international fraud and corruption practice has focused upon the criminal issues arising in complex international transactions and business structures, where he has worked with multi-disciplinary teams. These cases include jurisdictions such as Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Singapore, BVI, Cayman Islands etc.
Steven has also established an INTERPOL Red Notice Hot Desk in Chambers.
Steven is the co-founder of Oculus Financial Intelligence Ltd which investigates complex financial fraud in conjunction with offering specialised legal advice.