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Steven Kay QC

9 Bedford Row

London, UK

QC & Head of Chambers

9 Bedford Row

Steven Kay QC


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 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).

Steven 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.

Steven’s international fraud and corruption practice focuses upon the criminal issues arising in complex international transactions and business structures, where he is used to working in multi-disciplinary teams.

Steven is the co-founder of Oculus Financial Intelligence Ltd which investigates complex financial fraud in conjunction with offering specialised legal advice.

Steven Kay QC’s Newsfeed

Human Rights Abuse Alert Concerning Algeria

A Human Rights Abuse Alert in relation to the ongoing situation in Algeria has been published this morning by Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins at the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row. The alert has been submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. 

Misuse of Interpol’s Red Notices and Impact on Human Rights

In recent years, Interpol's Red Notices have been used increasingly by states as an abuse of power to harass and intimidate individuals, particularly in countries where the rule of law is not respected. The specialist Interpol Red Notice Desk aims at helping individuals to find out more about personal information held by Interpol, notices pending or issued and how to seek their removal...

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Steven Kay QC’s Background

QC & Head of Chambers
1977 - Present
London, UK
For over 70 years, members of this leading set of specialist criminal chambers have both prosecuted and defended in major cases in the principal courts across the country. In recent years, work has extended to international courts, including a number of significant cases at The Hague.

Other Business Interests

Chairman and Co-Founder
Sep 2016 - Present
London, UK
Oculus is a specialist financial intelligence service provider with a unique team of international experts from careers in Financial Analysis, Forensic Accounting and Auditing, the Security and Intelligence Services, Law Enforcement and Legal Practice.
Founder Member
Apr 2009 - Present
London, UK
The International Criminal Law Bureau is a group of highly qualified lawyers with unrivalled expertise in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights law and criminal law. The Bureau’s lawyers provide clients with the skill and experience needed to handle the most complex international criminal cases, political situations and problems.
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Steven Kay QC’s Education

1973 - 1976
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Epsom College
1968 - 1973