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.…

Six Charter Chambers Barristers Appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Advocates List for Health and Safety and Environmental Law
Six Charter Chambers Barristers Appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Advocates List for Health and Safety and Environmental Law

We are delighted that six Barristers from Charter Chambers have been appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Advocates list for Health and Safety and Environmental Law. This is the first update to the list since 2012, after the Attorney General’s Unified List of Prosecuting Counsel closed and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Environment Agency (EA) and the Office of Rail Regulation (now the Office of Rail and Road or ORR) appointed a specialist list of advocates to perform their higher courts criminal advocacy and other non-criminal regulatory advocacy.…

Care Quality Commission Training
Care Quality Commission Training
Laura Bayley and Ben Rowe delivered training at the London offices of the Care Quality Commission on a variety of subjects related to health and social care regulation. The topics included:
  • Insolvency in the Adult Social Care Sector
  • Disclosure and Barring Service in a regulatory context (with a focus on how it related to the CQC)
  • A Recent Case Law update
There was a particularly lively discussion about Notices of Proposal, Warning Notices and Special Measures, and how insolvency can impact each of these enforcement routes.
Regulatory Law Update
Regulatory Law Update

Wafa Shah and Megan Fletcher provided a criminal a regulatory law update to Thompsons Solicitors.

Employees from their nationwide offices travelled to London to receive updates on:

  • Dishonesty after Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67;
  • Causation after R v Wallace [2018] EWCA Crim 690;
  • Intoxication after R v Taj [2018] EWCA Crim 1743;
  • Joint enterprise after Davies, R (On the application Of) v The Criminal Cases Review Commission [2018] EWHC 3080 (Admin); and
  • DNA as a sole basis for conviction after R v Bech [2018] EWCA Crim 448, and R v Lewis [2018] EWCA Crim 1101.