Three newly appointed QCs expand the Doughty Street team to 34 silks

Doughty Street Chambers are delighted to announce that Kate Markus, Sarah Elliot and Stephen Wayne Jordash have been appointed Queen's Counsel in the ceremony that took place today (14th April 2014).

 

Kate Markus has a public law and human rights practice encompassing a wide range of areas, with a particular focus on the rights of vulnerable adults and children, including community care, mental health (both judicial review and Court of Protection), health services, welfare benefits and housing. She has acted in many challenges to spending and service cuts, and reorganisation of services, in particular in respect of consultation, discrimination and equality duties. She has been involved in some of the leading control order cases, and is instructed in other terrorism cases: SIAC and financial sanctions.

 

Sarah Elliott specialises in defending serious criminal offences and has extensive experience in complex and difficult cases including homicide, multiple rape and other serious sexual offences, drug importation and supply, and money laundering. Sarah is described in the Legal 500 (2013) as ‘leaving clients reassured by her manner and juries persuaded by her arguments’ and in the 2012 edition as being ‘on the most wanted list for complex heavy weight crime’. 

 

Wayne Jordash is a recognised expert in international criminal and human rights law, having represented clients in the United Kingdom and in most of the international or hybrid criminal tribunals. He provides specialist transitional justice advice to a range of clients, including individuals, governments, and NGOs. His practice encompasses the UK courts, including the Privy Council, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).  In this capacity, he is regularly invited to lecture at the world’s leading universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Yale on humanitarian law related subjects.

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