Diana Constantinide

  • Year of Call 2017

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Profile

Profile

Diana transferred to the Bar in November 2017 as a Cypriot qualified lawyer with 5 years of PQE working in the private and international sector. Diana specialises in public international law, international criminal law and human rights. She represents a group of victims before the International Criminal Court and she also represents clients before domestic courts in the UK and the Republic of Cyprus. Diana advises associations and individuals on legal issues in her areas of her expertise. She is fluent in Greek, Swedish and English.

Prior to The London Bar

Prior to joining the London Bar, Diana worked in the Republic of Cyprus and handled complex cross boarder cases. Soon after completing her legal training she was offered partnership in a newly established firm and successfully lead the Litigation Department; in which she introduced a clientele of over 350 cases. She was described by fellow colleagues and judges as ‘a dynamic and powerful lawyer’, ‘a young and inspiring legal figure’.

She was elected president of the European Lawyers Student Association (ELSA) Cypriot Branch and attained access to the International Forum at the Council of Europe. Fellow lawyers commented on her ability to ‘mesmerize and persuade the audience’. She was appointed Associate Lecturer at UCLan Cyprus and been voted as the most inspiring lecturer.

Diana is active on the betterment of Cyprus’s post conflict legal education and maintains an active role liaising with both legal communities through her humanitarian activities on the island.

Diana’s case profile includes:

1) Situation in Darfur, Sudan: Representing Sudanese victims, seeking accountability for genocide and other atrocities perpetrated by the president of Sudan, Omar-Al-Bashir and other government officials.

2) Rohingya Genocide: Founded the Independent Myanmar International Crimes Inquiry (IMICI) to consider evidence related to the displacement of the Rohingya people in Myanmar and the alleged crimes committed thereto. The Inquiry will consider whether there is prima facie evidence that international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes have been committed.

3) Representing a Cypriot Association: for people with disabilities before the European Institutions and domestic authorities.

4) Advises UK law firms: on Cypriot law and cross boarder matters.

5) An extensive litigation profile of over 350 cases in the Republic of Cyprus and appeared before the District Courts, Criminal Courts, Family Court, Rent Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court as a first instance court and the Her Majesty’s Court of the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.

Media

The HuffPost published an article about successful lawyers and Diana was named ‘The lawyer of the week’. She has been mentioned a couple of times in the local newspapers of Cyprus for her work and representations of the island to global summits. She was included in a Law Forum magazine and Cypriot newspapers.

Publications

Publications

Diana's publications are:

· ‘Principles on the engagement on of domestic courts with international law’ by International Lawyer’s Association (ILA) – Study Group.

· ‘The unification of the Registrars and its importance’ Vol. 3, pp. 29 by the Cyprus Bar Association.

· ‘State Intervention: An Odysseus travel or a day trip?’ University of Birmingham.

Memberships

Memberships

Bar Human Rights Committee

- Member (2019 - present)

Interantional Law Association 

- Member (2016)

- Member (2017)

Cyprus Bar Association & Famagusta Bar Association

- Member (September 2013 - 2015)

- Member (September 2013 - 2015)

Royal Commonwealth Society 

- Fellow Member (October 2016 - present)

 

Direct Access

Direct Access

Diana is accredited to accept work under Direct Access, also known as Public Access, in suitable cases under the Bar's Direct Access Scheme, Transparency Standards Guidance and Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients. In order to instruct Diana on a Direct Access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0)20 7242 6476 or at clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk. 

The areas of practice in which Diana most commonly provides legal services are matters relating to:

(1) Interantional Human Rights Law;

(2) International Criminal Law; 

(3) Public International Law; and 

(4) General crime. 

Her most commonly provied legal services are:

(1) Representation in international and domestic courts and tribunals; 

(2) Drafting written submissions and/or correspondence to international courts and tribunals; and

(3) Advising in conference. 

Diana's most commonly used pricing models, are:

(1) A fixed fee - for specific hearings, drafting of specific submissions or for phases of cases. 

(2) Hourly rate - for other work. 

Contractual Terms

Diana accepts instructions under the 33 Bedford Row Standard Contractual Terms