Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor

Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor

Amal is an educated and successful career woman we’ve long admired. The high-flying barrister has notched up many career highs, including representing the controversial WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange, and also has multilingual fluency in English, French and Arabic.

Amal attended St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, earning her BA/LLB and receiving the Exhibitioner, Shrigley Award. She also attended New York University School of Law earning her LLM and receiving the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award.

We think this George Clooney fellow has scored big time.

He’s been quoted as saying he was ‘marrying up’… we agree.

Profile at Doughty Street Chambers.

Amal Alamuddin is a barrister specialising in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law. She has represented clients in cases before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in domestic courts in the UK and US.

Amal also provides advice to governments and individuals on international law, and has been appointed to a number of UN commissions including as adviser to Special Envoy Kofi Annan on Syria, and as Counsel to the Inquiry launched by UN human rights rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations.

Amal is fluent in French and Arabic and has particular expertise in international criminal law and the Middle East region.


9 thoughts on “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor

  1. It is gratifying that someone can spell her name right, as opposed to certain sections of the Birish press that have dubbed her: Amul Aladdin.

    As for marrying up, the spin may be slightly wrong. George is, to my mind, marrying across a natural bridge (that has often been crossed) between the acting profession/Hollywood and the Bar whose commentators constantly reiterate that actors and actresses are as obsessed with Barristers as the latter are fascinated by the acting profession.

    Indeed, one of the first questions prospective Bar course students are asked is about any background in amateur dramatics or professional acting.

    PS As for the choice of wedding venue, there was coincidentally a Venetian-themed fancy dress and masked ball at the Inner Temple not so long ago.

    I am unsure how far anecdotes, idle tittle-tattle and gossip as opposed to hard facts might be appreciated…

  2. Alas, Margaret, the idle tittle-tattle is very much my level until I receive an update on the Bar’s lightning grapevine out of the Temple back in London. All I can add at this juncture is that my English secretary claimed that she once met said celebrity George at a gambling casino in Las Vegas 15 years ago as she was playing the one-arm bandits. His muscular bouncers were trying to clear his path when he stroked her face with the reassuring words: ‘Don’t worry, honey. I’ll be back when you’ve hit the jackpot!’ – or words to that effect.

  3. Adrian, have you any opinion as to when one is most likely to see barristers in full drag walking through the Temple? I know it is just a chance and they have usually changed back into ordinary clothes (as far as barristers have such things). A friend of mine in Germany has been watching Silk and wants to photograph such. Unfortunately she won’t be in London tomorrow, but in a couple of weeks’ time.

  4. Forget the Inner & Middle Temple, unless a staged comedy is put on in (dining) hall, and/or don’t try bursting into the incourt robing rooms to catch male and female Counsel ‘in the act’.

    Also banded Counsel wandering around the Aldwych, off well-known Chambers on Kingsway, and headed for the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand, are not always fully robed.

    Try the Lincoln’s Inn/LSE library access to the back of the Royal Courts – next to the Seven Stars Pub on Carey Street (mainly legal patrons) and off Chancery Lane or lurking literally next door in Lincoln’s Inn Archway of the Legastat of David Bowie’s (!) copyshop apprenticeship fame or Wildy & Sons world-famous legal bookshop.

    The Archway is also a vantage point for Bell Yard round the corner with well-known civil and criminal chambers.

    Lincoln’s Inn Counsel, junior and Silk, as well as Judges – slipping across Carey Street – often dispense with the in-court robing room.

    PS I don’t recommend squeezing into the Seven Stars Pub.

  5. Yes. There is a successor mog at 53-54 Carey Street. Your inspiring 2012 post shows in fact the exact fix I had in mind – a side-window extension of one set of Thomas More Chambers at 51-52 Carey Street – the other set being on Lincoln’s Inn Fields – and the corridor of which many a fully robed Counsel and judge floats out of.

    In case anyone is wondering about Gray’s Inn and the new Rolls Court Building on Fetter Lane, they are not to my knowledge at the robed epicentre of possible photo-intercepts.

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