Judi Kemish was a solicitor for over 20 years before transferring to the Bar in 2015. She regularly advocates in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Crown Court, County Court, H.M. Coroner’s Courts and at FT IAC Tribunals.
She has extensive experience of advising and advocating in civil, criminal, public, regulatory, immigration and Coronial law matters.
She is an accredited Mediator, and has gained significant conflict resolution and negotiation skills through her apppointments as the Solicitor to two major public inquiries, (Robert Hamill - a Northern Irish Public Inquiry and Azelle Rodney Inquiry) and as the Solicitor to the Mark Duggan Inquest (Tottenham Riots Inquest).
Specialist Areas of Expertise Includes:
Additional experience in the areas of:
Public Inquests and Inquiries
Judi has represented Core Participants at Coroner’s inquests including bereaved families, Non-Governmental organisations, Health Professionals and the Police.
She has acted in a number of high - profile inquests and inquiries, including:-
Public Law and Judicial Review
Judi has represented individual clients in High Court judicial review proceedings, including a successful application for a writ of habeas corpus.
Property Law and Enforcement
Her property practice includes possession and injunctive proceedings, private nuisance / anti-social behaviour prosecutions, trespass, disrepair, tenancy disputes and enforcement of judgments. I am instructed by Housing Associations, private landlords and individual tenants at Courts at all levels. She has expertise in international property work, including enforcement of foreign money judgments in the High Court.
Civil litigatiion, including Regulatory and Contract law
Her current practice covers all areas of civil litigation. She represents clients in the County Court and in the High Court on a regular basis.
Criminal litigation and Appeals
Judi represents clients on a private basis in criminal litigation, ranging from white collar fraud, breaches of EEA regulations/ EC directives, money laundering, confiscation proceedings, dangerous dogs matters and noise nuisance prosecutions.
Immigration, Extradition Law and EU Law
She has acted for the Government at First Tier Immigration Appeals, and is an experienced Extradition Law practitioner, representing Requested Persons at first instance and at High Court appeals against Extradition Orders. a Post Graduate Diploma in EC Law (King's University, London), and represents EU lawyers in criminal and regulatory matters brought in the UK.
Judi has extensive experience as an advocate at proceedings and appeals before the Court of Appeal, High Court, Crown Court, County Court, H.M. Coroner’s Courts and the FT (IAC) immigration appeals.
Her areas of specialism include:
“I just want to say that Judi has been absolutely fantastic throughout this case. She has been so thorough and well prepared as well as extremely kind and supportive to the Claimant and witness. She has really gone above and beyond. I cannot say enough good things about her!”
Elizabeth Duncan Slee Blackwell
““Judi Kemish was very professional, thorough and compassionate in the handling of my Client’s case. She was successful in obtaining the result we sought at trial and effectively communicated throughout the process. I would have no hesitation in instructing her again in the future.””
Jason Wallington DAC Beachcroft
“Judi Kemish was very easy to work with and delivered a fantastic result for my client. I will be sure to circulate her request with my team and will definitely look to book her for future hearings myself.”
Heidi Brown DAC Beachcroft