Dexter Dias QC

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Dexter Dias QC is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers. He was called to the Bar in 1988 and took silk in 2009. He has in recent years been instructed in some of the biggest criminal trials involving murder, terrorism and human rights. He has also played a pivotal role in public inquiries and inquests, including the Zahid Mubarek Inquiry. In 2009 he received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Advocacy and Justice by the Triangle Media Group, which recognises global South Asian achievement. Dexter was also a finalist in the Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award, organised by Liberty and JUSTICE, being nominated for 'his outstanding commitment to the rule of law and justice for all; for his deep devotion to ensure that the voices of the weakest in society are heard.' 

Dexter is a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University (where he previously studied), and where he has lectured on Criminal Justice and Criminology at postgraduate level. He has been awarded a Research Fellowship by Harvard University, where he has been researching social justice issues.  He has been invited to speak at major international legal conferences and was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2012.

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