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Sir Keir Starmer, KCB, QC

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Prior to his term in office as Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service from 2008-2013, Keir won the Bar Council's Sydney Elland Goldsmith award for his outstanding contribution to pro bono work in challenging the death penalty throughout the Caribbean and also in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi in 2007.

He has also written several leading textbooks, including the Three Pillars of Liberty: Political Rights and Freedoms in the UK (1996), European Human Rights Law (1999), Criminal Justice, Police Powers and Human Rights (2001) and the Human Rights Manual and Sourcebook for Africa (2005).

He has unrivalled experience advising at governmental, corporate and private client levels on all criminal law, corporate compliance and international law matters. He is currently engaged on cases from the US, Croatia, Italy, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Northern Ireland.

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Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS