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Bert Kerrigan QC

Herbert Kerrigan is one of the most experienced counsel appearing at the Criminal Bar and also practices at the English Bar. He is an internationally known lecturer who also teaches in the United States. He has a particular interest in forensic aspects of litigation both criminal and civil.

 

He has featured in a number of leading cases over the years and has both defended and prosecuted in various parts of Britain. His interest and advocacy in Human Rights has led him to defend a capital murder case abroad and to seek the advancement of Human Rights in the Middle East and Africa.

Selected Cases

HMA v McLeod – Disclosure – Full Bench

Smith v Lees – Definition of Rape – Full Bench

Karling v HMA – Murder Miscarriage of Justice

Asbury v HMA – Murder Miscarriage of Justice

Johnston v HMA – Murder Miscarriage of Justice

HMA v Purcell – Definition of Murder

HMA v Edgar – Murder acquittal – 2009

HMA v Stephen Howie – Attempt Murder acquittal 2009

HMA v Kaingu – Rape acquittal – 2009

HMA v John Murtagh – Disclosure – Privy Council 2009

HMA v Taylor – Murder Acquittal 2011

Howes v HMA – Supreme Court – Extradition 2011

HMA v Archibold Murder Acquittal 2012

Kalyangee v HMA – Filial murder Appeal (Part Involved) 2013

Preparation – Young including in USA

HMA v Carr – High Court Child Abuse Acquittal 2014

HMA v McCourt – Resisted Crown Appeal re Death of Cyclist 2014

HMA v McNicol – High Court Child Abuse Acquittal 2014

HMA v Macdonald – Child Rape Acquittal 2014

Young v HMA Miscarriage of Justice; Case Linkage Analysis 2014