You're viewing this profile in Chambers UK Bar.


Peter Haynes QC

St Philips Chambers - Birmingham

  • 55 Temple Row
  • Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  • B2 5LS

Practice Areas

Peter is one of the leading practitioners in the field of international criminal and humanitarian law and has a global reputation. He has spent most of the last 10 years representing Heads of State, politicians, military commanders and victims before the international criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court in the Hague. He has practised as a criminal courts advocate throughout his career. Domestically, he has appeared for both the prosecution and defence in homicide cases, cases of serious sexual offending and acquisitive crime, including large fraud and drug importation cases. Internationally, Peter has defended the most serious war crimes cases tried since the Second World War, as well as representing the victims of a major terrorist attack within an international criminal prosecution. In the conduct of this work in particular, he has mastered the management of cases of the utmost gravity, complexity and size. His clients hail from the highest levels of political and military authority, as well as the world of business. Peter is fluent in French and speaks several other languages.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Criminal Bar Association and the ADC-ICTY where he is Chair of the Amicus Committee.


Called 1983. Silk 2008.