Seán Binder in The Times on how his humanitarian work nearly derailed his legal career

14 Dec 2023

Hickman & Rose client Seán Binder has been interviewed in The Times about an ordeal at the hands of the Greek police and prosecution services which came close to derailing his legal career.

Seán told how he spent 106 days in pre-trial detention in Greece facing baseless criminal charges which related to his humanitarian work helping to improve and save the lives of migrants to the country.

Although the charges have heavily criticised by jurists and international human rights experts, their existence means Seán was obliged to face a fitness to practice panel at the Inns’ Conduct Committee before taking up pupillage.

Represented at the ICC by Ed Fitzgerald KC of Doughty Street Chambers; and Gráinne Mellon and Emma Fitzsimons of Garden Court Chambers; instructed by Hickman & Rose’s head of regulatory and disciplinary law, Andrew Katzen; the ICC panel unanimously decided that Mr Binder is a fit and proper person.

Seán’s full interview is here.



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