Courtenay Griffiths QC has been involved in some of the most high-profile and notable cases of the past two decades.
Courtenay graduated from the London School of Economics, University of London in 1978 and was called to the Bar in 1980. He became a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 1998 and a Recorder of the Crown Court (a part-time judge) in 1999.
His main areas of practice are Crime, Claims against the Police and Public Authorities and Inquests and his criminal cases range from fraud to terrorism, murder and serious public order to drugs.
Courtenay was counsel in some of the most famous trials and inquests in the UK including the Damilola Taylor murder trial, Goswell v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (which for some time was the highest award of damages made by a jury against a police force) and R v Silcott & others (The Blakelock murder trial which arose out of the Broadwater Farm Estate riot). He also cross examined Naomi Campbell when she testified
to receiving diamonds from former Liberian president in his ‘blood diamond’ war crime trial.
Courtenay will be leading the ‘Routes to the Bar’ breakout session.
Link to tickets here: https://www.warwicksu.com/events/4183/14140/