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Paul Rogers has a proven track record in handling complex investigations, trials and appeals as lead counsel, at both the domestic and international level.
Paul has significant experience in the international field as a senior prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (UNICTY), and domestically in relation to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
His current practice centres on the defence of corporations, directors and individuals for offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act, and gross negligence manslaughter. Recent corporate clients include British Airways Avionics, Wanis, Tesla Engineering, SERCO, Tayto, Anglian Windows Ltd . Paul acts for care homes and care providers in relation to CQC prosecution and in inquests concerning deaths in care. Recent clients include a hospital director employed by Priory Healthcare, and large care providers such as Lifeways Community Care Ltd.
Paul advises the DPP/AG and CPS in relation to grave international crimes and issues of diplomatic immunity. He appeared for the prosecution in the case of R v Agnes Reeves Taylor –(allegations of torture arising from the first Liberian Civil War in 1990) at all levels including in the Supreme Court R v Reeves Taylor  UKSC 51. The case established a landmark ruling on the breadth of the international crime of torture as enacted in domestic legislation under section 134 Criminal Justice Act 1988. He also acted for the DPP in the Divisional Court and Court of Appeal in the case of Freedom and Justice Party & Another v Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office  EWCA Civ 1719,  EWHC Admin 2010 a case determining the scope of immunities from arrest and prosecution for persons on special missions.
He trains advocates at both the national and international level in trial and appellate advocacy. He has taught advocacy programmes in the Balkans, The Hague – Netherlands, Poland and in the UK. He is an approved advocacy trainer for the Inner Temple.
Paul Rogers is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.
Areas of Law
- International Organisations
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Marine & Fisheries
“He regularly circulates in the international criminal area.” International Criminal Law, Chambers & Partners 2020
“He is a very good advocate with great judgement.” International Criminal Law, Chambers & Partners 2020
“Very good with clients, a pleasure to work with and someone with an absolutely immaculate eye for detail.” Health & Safety, Chambers & Partners 2019
“Hard-working and very supportive.” International Criminal Law, Chambers & Partners 2019
“He’s very good with the client, a pleasure to deal with, and someone with an absolutely immaculate eye for detail.” International Criminal Law, Chambers & Partners 2019
“He is really exceptional, works incredibly hard and has a very intelligent understanding of cases.” Health & Safety, Chambers & Partners 2018
“He is a very skilled criminal advocate with excellent analytical skills. He is both thorough and careful in reaching conclusions.” International Criminal Law, Chambers & Partners 2017
“Very careful and very bright, he’s dead serious about what he does and always takes pride in his work.” International Criminal Law, Chambers & Partners 2017