Kirsty Brimelow QC acting on behalf of Wang Yam before the Supreme Court on 2 November

Lord Neuberger is to preside over a 7 Judge Supreme Court to rule upon whether there is power to prevent Wang Yam from placing secret material before the European Court of Human Rights in support of his application that he did not have a fair trial. Kirsty Brimelow QC is  acting for Wang Yam.


R. (Wang Yam) v. Central Criminal Court [2015] Crim.L.R. 224, DC ([2014] EWHC 3558 (Admin.) Wang Yam was convicted of murder after two trials. This is the first and only murder case where a defendant’s defence was heard “in camera”. Ouseley J clarified a contempt order to prevent Mr. Yam placing “in camera” material before the ECtHR in support of his complaint of a breach of Article 6 ECHR. A judicial review of this decision failed but a certified question of public importance was granted by the Administrative Court. Permission to appeal was granted by the Supreme Court and the hearing is on 2nd November. Kirsty Brimelow has acted for Wang Yam throughout all trials and hearings.


To read more about this case please see here and here.

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