Details of practice

Reka joined Three Raymond Buildings after successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a broad practice across the main areas of chambers’ work.

Crime

Reka is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in both the Magistrates’ Courts and the Crown Court. She has acted for defendants charged with a range of offences including assault, motoring offences, and fraud.

In addition to prosecuting on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, Reka also appears for the National Probation Service and the Metropolitan Police Service. She has successfully obtained a variety of civil orders including closure order and DVPO for the MPS.

Regulatory

Reka appears for Transport for London in both fare evasion and private hire vehicle licence matters.

Education/professional qualifications

Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)
LL.M. in Public International Law, Leiden University (Distinction)
LL.B in English Law and French Law, King’s College London and Université de Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne (First Class Honours)

Gray’s Inn Ann Goddard Scholarship for Pupillage (2015)
Gray’s Inn Prince of Wales Scholarship for BPTC (2013)
Gray’s Inn Internship Award for Vocalise (2013) 

Publications

The Requirement of Specific Direction in Aiding and Abetting in the Stanišić and Simatović Trial Judgement 9 Bedford Row International Blog

The International Criminal Court: Legal Maxims: Summaries And Extracts From Selected Case Law Global Community Yearbook of International Law & Jurisprudence (2012-I) (co-author)

Other information

Before coming to the Bar, Reka gained considerable experience in the field of public international law. She has worked as a research assistant advising on such matters as diplomatic immunity, law of the sea and arbitrary detention. Prior to this, she served as a law clerk to Judge van den Wyngaert at the International Criminal Court on the cases of Prosecutor v Germain Katanga and Prosecutor v Laurent Gbagbo working in both English and French.

While undertaking her legal training, Reka volunteered for the Media Legal Defence Initiative assisting in the drafting of a communication to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights concerning the arbitrary detention of journalists imprisoned under Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.

Languages

French (fluent)
Hungarian (fluent)