Doughty Street Celebrates Three New Silks

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to announce that Andrew Cayley, Paul Bowen and Rebecca Trowler have been appointed Queen's Counsel in the new silk appointments announced on 28th February 2012.

Andrew is an associate tenant and is currently the International Chief Prosecutor of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He has prosecuted and defended since 1995 before the ICC, ICTY and SCSL and last November was shortlisted with three other candidates, by the ICC Search Committee, to replace the current Prosecutor of the ICC in June of this year.

Paul specialises in cases involving the rights of disabled adults and children, detainees and the families of those who die in custody, along with more mainstream public law and human rights work. He has a particular expertise in: mental health and mental capacity law; discrimination law (especially disability); community care and health law; social welfare; actions against prisons, the police and other criminal justice agencies, including related inquests and civil actions. More than 90 of his cases have been reported. He is also recognised as leader in his fields by the leading legal directories, he received the Law Society Advocate of the Year award, 2009, and was shortlisted as Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2007.

Beccy is recognised as a leader in the field of crime in Chambers and Partners where she has been described as a "supremely intelligent and astute barrister" (2012 ed.) with "excellent judgment and fine analytical skills". She is instructed in the most serious criminal cases. She has extensive experience in homicide, fraud and money laundering, protest and political cases and serious drugs. Many of the cases in which she appears attract substantial coverage in the press including: R v Jim Devine, former MP charged with false claims in relation to parliamentary expenses; R v Thomas, teenage girl charged with homophobic killing of man in Trafalgar Square; The Home Office Independent Review of the forensic investigation into the killing of Damilola Taylor.

All three barristers will formally be appointed as silks on 30th March, bringing Doughty Street's number of Silks to 28.

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