Shamima Begum appoints human rights lawyer, 79, who represented hate preacher Abu Qatada, Julian Assange and former IRA suspect the Birmingham Six
- Lawyer Gareth Peirce, 79, represents Shamima Begum in the civil battle
- Peirce made her name for the Birmingham Six and the Guildford Four
- She also represents another family of an IS terrorist with revoked citizenship
Shamima Begum is represented by one of the best human rights lawyers in the UK, whose clients have been hate pastor Abu Qatada in the past.
Gareth Peirce, once described as the lawyer of choice & # 39; for every suspect jihadist and IRA suspect & # 39 ;, took the case last week.
The 79-year-old, who was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College and the University of Oxford, is now also a representative of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against extradition to the US after his arrest last week.
Gareth Peirce, 79, took on the case last week. She followed a course at Cheltenham Ladies College and the University of Oxford
The notary made her name as representative of the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four – two groups of Irish people who had been wrongly convicted of IRA bombings in British pubs in 1974.
She also represented Judith Ward, who had been wrongly convicted of bombing the M62 bus.
Other clients included Moazzam Begg, who was held in Guantanamo Bay for nearly three years, and Jean Charles de Menezes' family.
The Brazilian electrician was mistaken for an Islamist terrorist and was shot by the police at Stockwell subway station in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.
Shamima Begum, left, is represented by Gareth Peirce, once described as the lawyer of choice & for every jihadist accused and IRA suspect & # 39 ;. Pierce & # 39; s former customers include hate preacher Abu Qatada
In the case of Qatada, she would have abandoned a breathtaking coup by submitting an 11-hour call to Europe on behalf of her widely demonized client in 2012.
The movement wronged Theresa May, then the home affairs minister, and delayed the deportation of the fanatic to Jordan.
He was eventually expelled from Britain the following year.
Mrs Peirce, who has rejected a CBE for services in court, also represents the family of a terrorist from another Islamic state whose British citizenship has been withdrawn.
Officials believe that El Shafee Elsheikh was part of an infamous & # 39; execution cell & # 39; – by their hostages & # 39; The Beatles & # 39; named for their British accents – who were responsible for the decapitation of at least 27 Western hostages.
Officials believe that El Shafee Elsheikh, left, was part of an infamous & # 39; execution cell & # 39; who was responsible for the decapitation of at least 27 Western hostages. Pierce represents his family. She currently also represents the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, on the right
Elsheikh, 30, was imprisoned last year and is being held by West-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. He could go to court in the US this summer.
Sir Ludovic Kennedy, a campaigner against judicial errors, dedicated her to a book and called her & # 39; the loyalty of British defense lawyers & # 39 ;.