Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18.00
Central Court 25 Southampton Buildings London WC2A 1AL
Tel: +44 020 7936 3637
DX 458 London Chancery Lane
Chambers provides an out of hours service. If you call Chambers main number you will be diverted to the clerk on call who will be able to deal with your enquiry.
Mr Ahmed Bin Quasem is a Bangladeshi barrister, who has also been called to the Bar of England and Wales. He was representing his father before the International Crimes Tribunal, a tribunal set up by the ruling party in Bangladesh to try crimes committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War. The ICT has been widely criticised internationally including by groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and eminent British lawyers. Mr Bin Quasem’s father, Mr Quasem Ali, was executed on Saturday 3 September 2016.
At around 11pm on the 9th of August 2016 Mr Bin Quasem was abducted from the home where he lives with his wife and children by security forces. Since this time there has been no confirmation of his whereabouts. It is believed that he was abducted to prevent him from taking part in the appeals on behalf of his father as well as to prevent him from speaking to international contacts about the trial.
Mr Bin Quasem has not been charged with any offence and his abduction and detention by the Bangladeshi government is contrary to Bangladesh’s obligations under international law.
Michael Polak was instructed by Mr Bin Quasem’s family to fight for his release. Any media enquiries about this case can be directed to M.Polak@ChurchCourtChambers.co.uk
Following conversation with his wife in the kitchen in May 2016, began George Hepburne-Scott’s involvement in a case that was... more
S v Eastleigh Borough Council Mike Fullerton succeeds in overturning revocation of dog-breeding licence before First Tier... more
On 25 August 2020, in the case of Greece v AS, George’s client was discharged on the EAW he faced on Article 3 grounds... more
Michael Mather-Lees QC successfully defends a man charged with multiple attempted murders, severely injuring 3 innocent members... more
Colin Witcher of Chambers Crime and Regulatory Team represented the first defendant NH at a fully contested hearing, over the... more
Church Court Chambers’ Michael Polak has submitted communications to the Independent Expert on Human Rights in Somalia, the... more
The World Uyghur Congress has instructed Church Court Chambers’ international human rights barrister Michael Polak who also... more
On 10th October 2019 at 3.19 pm, a boy boarded the 241 bus on the way to Stratford wearing a balaclava and armed with a very... more
Church Court Chambers’ international human rights and criminal law barrister Michael Polak has been instructed to advise in the... more
Maria Karaiskos appeared at Southwark Crown Court in a multi-million pound money laundering case. Maria’s client was a ‘cash... more
Church Court Chambers are delighted to announce its second webinar of the summer, following on from the hugely successful “Jury... more