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Ben Emmerson Esq QC

Full Title: Ben Emmerson Esq QC
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 23.3.2010
Call Date: 25.11.1986

Ben has had a meteoric career at the Bar in the field of human rights and criminal law.  He took Silk at the age of 37 in 2000 on the basis of a very considerable practice, a great deal of writing, and an intense period of assisting the JSB and the criminal Bar in understanding the new challenges of the Human Rights Act.  A former member of Master Robertson’s chambers, Ben is a founder member of Matrix Chambers.  His numerous visits to Strasbourg have resulted in the decisions on criminal trial, public interest immunity, prison disciplinary proceedings, inquest law, and sexual orientation discrimination that have played a prominent part in the re-shaping of law.