Professor Bill Bowring

Call: 1974

Professor of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London

Barrister of the Week, October 2021, The Lawyer

Professor Bill Bowring is well known for his work in the field of human rights. He combines his academic work with practice at the Bar, appearing in the European Court of Human Rights, and advising the Council of Europe, European Union, OSCE, United Nations, on human rights, minority rights and related issues.

He also advises on Russian law and the law of the countries of the Former Soviet Union. He is the author of Who’s Who Legal Business and Corporate Responsibility in Russia.

If you would like more information about Bill’s practice, please contact his clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Areas of expertise

Professional memberships

Advocate at the European Court of Human Rights

Selected cases

Expert witness

Commercial cases (forum non conveniens)

Many cases in several jurisdictions, but the following are reported.


Russian cases

Ukraine cases

Other cases

And many immigration and asylum cases