Charter Chambers to Close
Charter Chambers to Close

Statement on The Closure of Charter Chambers

It is with regret that after many years we announce the closure of Charter Chambers (‘Charter’).

On 30 October 2020, Charter will cease to operate as a set of barristers.

Although Charter will formally close on 30 October 2020, until that time our clerks and all members will continue to practise as part of the set, and from then on all of our members will continue their own practices.

Covid and The SFO: Charging Again
Covid and The SFO: Charging Again

Neil Hawes QC, Joint Head of Chambers comments:

The Covid-19 pandemic has created untold problems and complications for all walks of businesses and how they operate, often remotely, under the ‘new normal’. These challenges have been no different for the UK’s prosecuting agencies: the SFO has, in fact, throughout recent months, continued to pursue its investigations, although recent press coverage has drawn attention to the fact that the SFO has hit an all-time low number of active charges for the organisation.…

Kidnapping Acquittal
Kidnapping Acquittal

Mark Tomassi  instructed by Graham Wilkinson of Sperrin Law has secured the acquittal of client charged with kidnap. Following a six week trial the jury unanimously acquitted all defendants of  all charges of false imprisonment , torture and kidnap. The immediate release of the accused was ordered as the public gallery applauded.…