Crime

Crime

CRIMINAL LAW IS A VERY SPECIALISED AREA OF THE LAW IN WHICH CHARTER CHAMBERS IS CONSIDERED A ‘LEADING SET’ (LEGAL 500) WITH BARRISTERS, PROVIDING THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF ADVICE, REPRESENTATION AND TRAINING WITHIN THE UK AND INTERNATIONALLY.

Our Queen’s Counsel and barristers are recognised as providing a very high standard of knowledge and a depth of experience, qualities demanded by our clients in the preparation and presentation of their criminal proceedings across the full range of offences.

Members of the team represent the defence and prosecution at all stages of the criminal process, from compulsory investigatory interviews and pre-charge advice to appellate proceedings and Special Advocate work in Terrorism Prevention and Investigations Measures [TPIM].

Approachability and client-friendliness also make Charter Chambers the first choice for many involved in the criminal justice system.

OUR STRENGTHS

Experts in Criminal Law


  • Murder and serious violence
  • Serious sexual crime
  • Terrorism
  • Complex Fraud and Corruption
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Regulatory breaches
  • Restraint and Confiscation

 


“Charter Chambers covers a range of work across the criminal space, including drug offences and serious violent crime. New silk Martin Goudie QC prosecuted Amazon for illegally sending lithium-ion batteries and aerosols via air mail.”

– Legal 500

OUR EXPERIENCE

Recent Cases


Members of Charter Chambers have appeared in many serious and high profile cases including;

Murder

 

  • R. v. Bikubi ( The Witchcraft Case)
  • R. v. Nwokeh (Victoria Tube Case)
  • R. v. Bishop (Murder of Robert Knox the Harry Potter actor)
  • R. v. Vincent (First use of a AK47 in a murder in the UK)
  • R. v. Carty & Brown (Murder of city solicitor Thomas Ap Rhys-Pryce)
  • R. v. Omari Roberts (Killing the burglar case)
  • R. v. Yenga (“MDP” gangland case)
  • R. v. Hodgson-Walker (“Honey Trap” case)
  • R. v. Mahmood (An honour killing case)
  • R. v. Colin Gunn (Mr & Mrs Stirland murder case)

 

Serious & Organised Crime
  • R. v. Calderwood (Graff diamond Robbery)
  • R. v. Strachan (Royal blackmail trial)
  • R. v. Wright (‘The Milkman’ trial who had been on the run for 11 years. Members of Charter also appeared in the original Op Extend trial, the largest importation of cocaine in the UK, R. v. Soares & Others for his son and associates)
  • R. v. Adeel (Revenge acid attack case)
  • R. v. Sheik Abdullah el Faisal (Hate Muslim cleric case)
  • R. v. Sammon (Armourer to the underworld case)
  • R. v. Martins (The News of the World ‘Fake Sheik’ red mercury case)
  • R. v. McMillian (The only western escapee of the famous ‘Bangkok Hilton’ prison)

 

 

Sexual Crimes

 

 

  • R. v. X (Rape of a 4 year old girl by a 14 year old boy ‘corrupted by internet pornography’)
  • R. v. Haynes (Solider who abducted and raped five teenage girls)
  • R. v. Marchese (The  stalking case – dramatized on television in “U Be Dead”)
Appeal Work

 

  • R. v. Hodgson (Erroneous conviction overturned after 21 years imprisonment)
  • R. v. Hunniset (Murder appeal)
  • R. v. Van Hoogstraten (Manslaughter appeal)
  • R. v. Palmer (‘Goldfinger’ confiscation appeal)
  • R. v. Edwards (CCRC 21 year old murder appeal)
  • R. v. Chattoo (Murder appeal based on expert evidence)

 

International

 

  • The Queen v. Kirkland Henry (Grand Cayman, Murder)
  • The Queen v. Ebanks (Grand Cayman, Murder)
  • The Queen v. R (Grand Cayman, Murder)
  • The Queen v. Lewis (Bermuda, Murder)
  • The Queen v. Cervio Cox (Bermuda, Murder)
  • The Queen v. Sanchey Grant (Bermuda, Murder)
  • The Queen v. Antonio Myers (Bermuda, Murder)
  • The Queen v. Birchall & Symons (Bermuda, Murder)
  • The Queen v. Grant & Blakney (Bermuda, Murder)
  • DPP v. McCarthy & Dunden (Dublin, Eire)
  • The TCI fraud and corruption trial