Keren Weekes

Pupil

INTRODUCTION

Keren joined 9BR Chambers in October 2023.  Her pupil supervisor is Ruth Becker.

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Keren comes to 9BR Chambers with a wealth of experience obtained from working within various sectors of the criminal justice system. This includes: assisting prosecutors at the Crown Prosecution Service, working with prisoners at HM Prison Service and a Crown Court manager.

Prior to commencing pupillage, as a paralegal at Sonn Macmillan Walker, Keren prepared the defence in the extradition case of Cyprus v CD [2023], alongside Ben Joyes. The Requested Person resisted extradition on Article 3 ECHR prison condition grounds. The client was successfully discharged, due to the provision of an inadequate prison assurance.

Instrumental in a whole range of criminal matters, notably, Keren assisted King’s Counsel by assimilating extensive data in a complex, multi-million pound fraud case, involving the first defendant on the indictment.

Keren secured favourable outcomes, whilst representing various clients in over 900 civil cases, as a county court advocate. Due to her meticulous and pragmatic approach, Keren was continually requested by instructing solicitors and lay clients.

Awards         

  • Diplock Scholarship, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Award, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

PROFILE: Keren Weekes

Year called

2019

Contact

0207 489 2727

Education

Graduate Diploma in Law – Distinction

Bar Professional Training Course – Very Competent

LLM in Bar Practice – Commendation

Memberships

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple