Annual Dinner 2017
The principal guest speaker this year is Peter Carter QC, a leading barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London dedicated to defending freedom and civil liberties.
Born in Birchencliffe in 1952, Peter attended King James’s Grammar School from 1963 to 1970, leaving to study Law at University College, London. He was called to the Bar in 1974 and took Silk in 1995.
Peter undertakes most types of criminal law work either for defence or prosecution, but with a principal emphasis on fraud, terrorism, homicide and trafficking and cases with a trans-national or international element.He has appeared in many of the major terrorist trials of the past twelve years.
Peter was Chair of Advocacy at Gray’s Inn from 2008 to 2009 when he ran and continues to run international sessions teaching advocates how to use and question expert witnesses. From 2003 to 2005 he was chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee.
He has appeared in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, before the UN Human Rights Council and the EU Social Justice committee.
Peter regularly lectures on rule of law and human rights issues, including counter-terrorism, privilege and human trafficking. For Human Rights Day 2015 he delivered a lecture on Magna Carta entitled Human Rights at the Point of a Sword.
He is a visiting Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London.
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