Chambers Press Release

28.04.14 |

The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms Amal Alamuddin, a member of Chambers, and Mr George Clooney on their engagement to be married.


Amal was recruited by Chambers in 2010 on an exceptional pupillage to complete her training as a barrister in England and then became a full member of Chambers, joining our renowned international law team.  Amal has had to date an outstanding and varied legal practice, in which some of the highlights have been:


Advising Kofi Annan, the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League on Syria

Representing Yulia Tymoshenko, former Ukrainian Prime Minister, in challenging her detention before the European Court of Human Rights 

Prosecuting those responsible for assassinating Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri at a UN-sponsored court in The Hague

Providing legal advice to the King of Bahrain in connection with the human rights inquiry conducted by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry 

Representing Julian Assange, head of WikiLeaks, in extradition proceedings and

Acting as Counsel to the UN inquiry on  the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations.


Amal also edited 'The Special Tribunal for Lebanon', a book published by Oxford University Press that provides expert insight and analysis into the first anti-terrorism court set up by the United Nations Security Council.


Joint Head of Chambers, Geoffrey Robertson QC, who has worked with Amal on the Tymoshenko and Assange cases, said: “Amal Alamuddin is a brilliant and passionate defender of human rights who has put in the enormously hard work necessary to improving them.  She is respected and admired by all her colleagues.”


Chief Executive, Robin Jackson, added: “Amal has been utterly wonderful since she arrived in Chambers. She brings a bright light to everything she is involved in, and I am so delighted at her happy news”. 


Doughty Street Chambers is one of the largest human rights and civil liberties legal practices in the World, and is renowned for its work in civil and criminal law nationally and internationally.  We are committed to Legal Aid representation and pro bono work. 

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