Arts in the Criminal Justice System - January 16th
Arts in the Criminal Justice System - January 16th

“Without the Koestler Awards I would have had nothing in prison to show me that I can change, and that I could make a new future for myself. Hearing people say positive things about my work is a new experience and drives me to keep trying.” Koestler Awards entrant, 2018

Join us at Charter Chambers on the 16th of January at 6 PM to find out more about the transformative power of the arts in the criminal justice system with a talk by Sally Taylor, CEO of the UK’s leading prison arts charity Koestler Arts.…

Vulnerable Witness Training Workshop
Vulnerable Witness Training Workshop

Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan and Sian Beaven, working with Tom Middleton at the General Dental Council delivered an all-day workshop to a group of GDC prosecutors on the subject of Vulnerable Witnesses, with a focus on advocacy.

Vulnerable Witness Training is compulsory for all criminal lawyers undertaking legally aided work on cases involving sexual offences, and adapting practices of advocacy to allow vulnerable witnesses to give their best evidence has become standard in criminal courts.…

Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery Seminar
Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery Seminar

On the 12th June 2019 at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton, Charter Barristers Dr Andreas O’Shea and Sian Beavan delivered a seminar, chaired by Darren Snow, on the fast-developing topic of human trafficking.

Andreas, a recognised international criminal lawyer, described the international, European and domestic legal framework, while highlighting areas of potential legal challenges under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.…

London Legal Walk 2019
London Legal Walk 2019

On Monday 17th June Charter Chambers will be walking to raise funds for free legal advice charities. This includes law clinics, pro bono units, citizens advice bureaus and many many more valuable services (for full list see HERE).

Last year the walk saw over 10,000 people take to the streets and raised £830,000 which helped more than 100 advice agencies to provide free legal advice to thousands of the most disadvantaged people in London and the South East.…

Charter vs. LCCSA @ Leyton Orient!
Charter vs. LCCSA @ Leyton Orient!

You are cordially invited one of the most exciting events in the sporting calendar, the  second annual

Charter Chambers vs. The LCCSA

football match, taking place at 7PM on Friday 24th May 2019, on the almost-hallowed turf of Leyton Orient FC’s Brisbane Road ground.…