Klentiana is an assertive advocate with sharp intellect. She maintains a criminal and regulatory practice with an increasing number of cases in both public and private international law. She also has considerable public inquiry experience, including the handling of politically sensitive material.
Klentiana defends and prosecutes the full spectrum of criminal offences, including fraud, bribery and corruption, robbery, burglary, grievous bodily harm, possession of drugs with intent to supply, and money laundering. Her regulatory practice extends to both prosecuting and defending individuals and organisations in relation to health and safety offences and offences under the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
Her career portfolio highlights her interest and experience in crime, politics and commerce. As a result, she is well placed in cases involving bribery and corruption, shareholder duties, investor-state and commercial arbitration, human rights and extradition.
Klentiana is on the list of the Arbitrators of the LCIA (London International Court of Arbitration) and the American Chamber of Commerce, Arbitration Center in Kosovo. She also lectures and publishes regularly on Public International Law, including issues of state immunity, human rights and corruption in international arbitration.
Her experience is wide-ranging and has consequently given her exposure to different legal systems. Klentiana is also licensed to practise at the Albanian Bar.
Before coming to the Bar, Klentiana interned at the Aire Centre and the Directorate of Human Rights at the Council of Europe, where she gained first-hand experience of human rights law, both in case-work and at policy level.
At the Aire Centre Klentiana worked closely with its founder Nuala Mole, preparing submissions in Saramati v France, Norway and Belgium, an important Grand Chamber decision involving the extraterritorial application of the ECHR in Kosovo.
Klentiana lectures and publishes regularly on the interplay between human rights and public international law. Her main areas of interest include the extraterritorial application of the ECHR, state immunity, sanctions and investment law.
Klentiana acts for appellants and respondents in confiscation and civil recovery matters in the magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Klentiana is an experienced extradition practitioner acting for requested persons, always quick to spot and to capitalise upon the various kinds of technical points which can arise in such proceedings. She is particularly well-versed in formulating arguments based on potential breaches of human rights or abuse of process.
Klentiana prosecutes and defends in various cases of fraud and tax offences. Klentiana has prosecuted on behalf of local authorities, the DWP and HMRC.
Klentiana prosecutes and defends a wide range of regulatory offences. They include, predominantly, Health and Safety offences, offences under the Insolvency Act 1986 and Companies Act 2006. She also has particular expertise in relation to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Klentiana has considerable public inquiry experience, including the handling of politically sensitive material. She is also familiar with law and procedure involving inquests.
Klentiana advises foreign private parties and states. Her international work includes clients from countries such as Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine and Albania. She is fully conversant with claims under the European Convention of Human Rights, constitutional matters and legal reform, including the drafting of new legislation.
Klentiana accepts instructions in both investor-state arbitration and commercial arbitration. She often publishes and lectures on issues affecting arbitration, such as bribery and corruption and the enforceability of arbitral awards in the UK.
Humanitarian Intervention in Kosovo: Legal Right or Legal Wrong? (Qendra e Studimeve Europiane, Tirana, May 2007)
Bribery and Corruption and the case of National Iranian Oil Company v Crescent Petroleum Company International Limited and Crescent Gas Corporation Ltd  EWHC 510, Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, American Chamber of Commerce, Kosovo (June 2016)
The Defence of Corruption in International Arbitration: An Emerging Trend or False Alarm, Jeta Juridike (Tirana, March 2016)
Legal Professional Privilege in Criminal Law: Privilege and Inter-jurisdictional Issues, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters 2015 (co-authored with Peter Carter QC)
The Protection of Human Rights in the Face of Terror Threats: A Bare Necessity or Unreasonable Hindrance to the Work of Intelligence Agencies Construction Law International, Vol 10 No 1, March 2015 and the IBA Human Rights Working Group Newsletter (London, 2015)
UN and EU Sanctions, Terrorism and International Law: A Brief Overview Albanian Law Review (Tirana, November 2014)
The Cham population and legal remedies under the ECHR: A study of legal obstacles and potential remedies concerning the expulsion of the Cham population from Greece at the end of WWII, Institute of Cham Studies (Tirana, Albania, 2011)
Cash Forfeiture Following Acquittal: An “Affront to Public Perception” or a Breach of A Fundamental Human Right?  Crim LR 783 (London, October 2009)
The Death Penalty and the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, AMICUS Journal, (London, 2008)
The English Legal System, Some Aspects, Jeta Juridike, Journal of Magistrates School (Tirana, April 2007)
Confessions: A few considerations in the case of Michael Stone, Criminal Bar Association Newsletter (London, Sweet & Maxwell, June 2005)
Various contributions to the AIRE Centre and European Human Rights Law Review, (March 2003)
LLM Public International Law
Called to the Albanian Bar (2016)
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
International Law Association (British Branch)
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
London Court of International Arbitration, European Users’ Council
International Bar Association
Bar Human Rights Committee
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Criminal Bar Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Extradition Lawyers’ Association
Member of the Hall Committee, Middle Temple
International Committee, Middle Temple
Lecturer in Law, De Montfort University
SFO List- Panel B
CPS Extradition List
Advocate Specialist Counsel (C Panel) for the Department of Business Innovation and Energy and the Health and Safety Executive
List of Arbitrators, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
List of Arbitrators, Arbitration Center, American Chamber of Commerce, Kosovo
Visiting Lecturer in Human Rights Law, National School of Judges, Tirana, Albania
Open Society Foundation Scholarship
Middle Temple Pupillage Hardship Award
Albanian (Mother tongue)