Robert Brown

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Robert Brown

Robert Brown studied law at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, and qualified as a solicitor in 1983. He joined Corker Binning as a consultant in 2001, becoming a partner in 2007. Before that, he was a partner at Darlington & Parkinson. He was a founding contributor to ‘Archibold Magistrates’ Court’ 2002.
Robert Brown is a highly respected criminal litigator and advocate with over 30 years’ experience of criminal work ranging from high profile fraud and corruption cases to extradition, regulatory and general criminal matters such as road traffic and homicide. Much of his work is international and, as the Vice Chairman of the British Russian Law Association, he has particular knowledge and expertise of Russia. Between 1998 and 2000 Robert Brown advised Captain Nikitin of the former Soviet Navy on his application to the European Court of Human Rights on charges of espionage and high treason, of which he was eventually acquitted. And between 2000 and 2002, Robert acted as director of a team of international jurists advising the Russian government on amendments to the Federal Constitution of 1993. He has also worked on Law Reform Programmes in Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, China and Syria.  Most recently he has been part of a team of experts, led by Maastricht University, who are developing training guidance for lawyers and police officers across Europe, to achieve common minimum standards regarding the rights of suspects in criminal proceedings.
He is also ranked as a Star Individual in the field of Crime by Chambers 2017 and as a leading individual in Crime in Legal 500 2016. He is featured as a leading lawyer for Crime in the 2014 UK edition of Best Lawyers and is the only member of a criminal firm to have been ranked in the Top 10 leading lawyers in the Super Lawyers London 2015 Annual List. He is also a member of the Times Law Panel.
Robert is President of the British Academy of Forensic Science, a member of the Academic Review Board of the Open University Law Programme and a past President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association. He is also Vice Chairman of the British Russian Law Association.

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