Through being extremely well connected and enjoying a huge international reputation
Sir Desmond has developed a vast experience before international
criminal tribunals in relation to the gravest of international crimes. His practice has
included advising or representing Heads of State, Heads of Government, princes and
politicians, senior military officers and powerful figures from the financial world in
the UK and abroad. Within England , household names such as England's football captain
John Terry, England's rugby captain Lawrence Dellaglio and Harry Redknapp, together with
those charged with espionage to celebrities such as Dame Shirley Bassey have turned to
him for help. Not just stars from the sporting an entertainment world but indeed, the
second man on the moon himself- Aldrin, have all sought his legal assistance, sometimes
in non criminal but highly sensitive matters.
Representing individuals indicted before international criminal courts and persons and companies before courts in the UK and overseas
Advising clients who are or may become the focus of investigation over genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
Representing clients who are indicted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
Advising governments on peacebuilding in post conflict situations such as the need to return to the Rule of Law by setting up Tribunals to bring to account those responsible for violating international criminal law
Advising governments on the incorporation of international law into their domestic law.
Advising governments in the setting up of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Having experience of working with the UN and the UNHRC, advising governments on meeting their human rights obligations where States have become the subjects of criticism.