Joel Bennathan QC’s client achieves settlement from UK Government in overseas torture case

Joel Bennathan QC's client, Mohammed Rahman, sued the UK Government as being responsible for the actions of the security services for their part in bringing about his torture and unlawful detention in Bangladesh. The case, which has been running since 2009, has now been settled by the Government.  


Joel acted for Mr Rahman, leading Doughty Street juniors Jude Bunting and Paula Sparks, instructed by Imran Khan of Imran Khan and Partners.



Joel is a leading crime and criminal appeals specialist, who also has extensive experience of litigating the effects of crime in the civil courts.  He has represented numerous claimants in actions against the State and government agencies.  The team he led in this case is a good example of the multi-disciplinary approach taken by Doughty Street Chambers for clients with complex legal needs: Joel was supported by the administrative and public law expertise of Jude Bunting, and the personal injury expertise of Paula Sparks.  All three barristers, and the instructing solicitors in this case, are experienced in protecting the human rights of their clients.  For more information on our barristers or their work please email us or call our clerks on 020 7404 1313.

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