This brief is taken from episode 9. Click here to listen to the full interview with Anesta Weekes QC.
Anesta Weekes QC was called to the Bar in 1981, and in 1999, was appointed both QC and Recorder. Anesta is recognised for her work prosecuting and defending and sits as a judge in the Crown Court in serious criminal trials.
Further to this, Anesta acts for professionals in disciplinary tribunals, and was appointed to chair the working party looking into the disproportionate number of minority solicitors subject to regulatory decisions. She has worked on a number of major national inquiries, including The Morris Inquiry (concerning the Metropolitan Police) and The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry. She also specialises in Privy Council work, dealing with both civil and criminal appeals originating in Bermuda, Bahamas, Montserrat and Antigua.
Anesta is a committed teacher of advocacy. She serves on the International Committee of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) and regularly trains advocates in the UK and within the Commonwealth jurisdictions (including the Caribbean region, South Africa and Zimbabwe).