Chambers & Partners has listed three members of Doughty Street International as Notable Practitioners in the practice area International Criminal Law.
The Chambers & Partners yearly guides rank the best law firms and lawyers, covering 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Eleven silks have been listed in the international criminal law spotlight table, including John Jones QC, Tim Moloney QC and Wayne Jordash QC from Doughty Street International.
Chambers & Partners’ team of editors and researchers describe John Jones QC as one of the leading silks for international criminal trial work, who is highlighted for his academic expertise and persuasive advocacy. He offers strength in a range of areas including terrorism, extradition and prison conditions matters. Strengths: "He is very likeable and very smart." "He has an unusual ability to combine academic quality with great advocacy." Recent work: Defended Mustafa Amine Badreddine, a member of Hezbollah, who was tried in absentia on charges of the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister using a bomb, as well as the deaths of 21 other people.
Tim Moloney QC is an outstanding criminal barrister who maintains a broad practice that takes in international cases involving the use of the death penalty. Offers highly developed skill in advising clients on hostage ransoms and criminal liabilities arising from the engagement with individuals in conflict zones. Strengths: "He is really bright, really committed, accessible, proactive, always there with the clients and a pleasure to work with." "He never makes clients feel like they are an inconvenience, and he responds immediately." Recent work: Appeared in proceedings in Kenya, acting for an individual who confessed to, and was subsequently convicted for, the kidnap and murder of two British nationals. The appeal raised arguments regarding the use of the death penalty and allegations that the confession was made under extreme duress.
Wayne Jordash QC is described as a new silk who is noted for his work in matters connected with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), including the defence of charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He also provides significant strength in appellate proceedings. Strengths: "He demonstrates excellent professional skills and abilities, is a clever adviser and is confident in his oral submissions. He can smoothly distance his legal arguments from the darkness of the factual issues surrounding the case." "He is a really impressive advocate who has a relaxed air about him." Recent work: Successfully defended Stanišić, an intelligence chief alleged to have a close association with Milošević during the Yugoslavian civil war, in relation to charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.