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Chambers of Nicholas Rhodes QC and Neil Hawes QC

33 JOHN STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2AT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0207 618 4400
Fax:
Fax 020 7618 4401
DX:
429 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.charterchambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Recommended for criminal law, as well as related fraud and regulatory matters, Charter Chambers β€˜goes from strength to strength’ and has β€˜excellent counsel with a great depth of knowledge’. Members are β€˜very easy to work’ and solicitors are impressed with the number of β€˜good young barristers under ten years’ call’ coming through the ranks. β€˜I’ve found them extremely professional and helpful,’ said one. β€˜I’ve never had cause to complain.’ Key contacts include Ian Payn, who is chambers director, and James Hall, who has recently taken on the mantle of senior clerk and is β€˜determined to move the set forward’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Neil Hawes QC - Charter Chambers β€˜Excellent and thorough.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Charter Chambers

Charter Chambers handles a range of criminal cases, including both defence and prosecution work. Nicholas Rhodes QC and Martin Goudie QC represented a man sentenced to ten years for importing 2.4 tonnes of cocaine cutting agents, while Darren Snow represented a defendant who was acquitted on a submission of no case to answer after being accused of the theft of Β£300,000 of Hublot and Rolex watches from the home of a Russian oligarch.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Henry Grunwald OBE QC - Charter Chambers β€˜A calm and reassuring advocate who commands the respect of the court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Rhodes QC - Charter Chambers β€˜His work includes murder and drug cases.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – 2017 silks

Martin Goudie QC - Charter Chambers β€˜His work includes prosecutions as well as special advocate representation.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Darren Snow - Charter Chambers β€˜Excellent for client care, as well as providing detailed advice on evidence and appeals.’

Ranked: tier 3

Leila Gaskin - Charter Chambers β€˜A charming, hardworking and very capable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Louise McCullough - Charter Chambers β€˜Her real skill lies in handling sensitive cases with defendants with complex needs.’

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Renton - Charter Chambers β€˜His practice includes various sex and violence cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Roderick James - Charter Chambers β€˜His friendly and easy-going manner belies the sheer preparation he puts in.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Charter Chambers

Charter Chambers’s Leila Gaskin represented a primary defendant, who was convicted of a Β£400,000 β€˜sham marriage’ scheme and accompanying money laundering. Roderick James successfully defended a director of a company charged by trading standards with mis-selling of insurance warranties.

Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Neil Hawes QC - Charter Chambers β€˜He appears in multi-defendant fraud trails.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Roderick James - Charter Chambers β€˜A lawyer’s lawyer with a careful and considered approach to all the issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Leila Gaskin - Charter Chambers β€˜She defends unled in fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Charter Chambers

Charter Chambers has a particular strength in nursing cases, with a very strong relationship with the RCN, but it also handles work concerning other professions. Mary-Teresa Deignan prosecuted a GDC case against a dentist and a registered dental care practitioner following the discovery of poor recordkeeping, including the pre-signing of prescription forms and, in one case, the dentist proscribing herself an antibiotic.

Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Mary-Teresa Deignan - Charter Chambers β€˜Courteous, fair and very tough – always well prepared, presenting or defending.’

Ranked: tier 3

Claire Robinson - Charter Chambers β€˜She handles defence work for the NMC.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kathryn Pitters - Charter Chambers β€˜Very supportive to vulnerable clients and those with health issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

Oliver Renton - Charter Chambers β€˜He defends nurses.’

Ranked: tier 4

Thomas Buxton - Charter Chambers β€˜Instructed to defend by the RCN.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Recommended for criminal law, as well as related fraud and regulatory matters, Charter Chambers β€˜goes from strength to strength’ and has β€˜excellent counsel with a great depth of knowledge’. Members are β€˜very easy to work’ and solicitors are impressed with the number of β€˜good young barristers under ten years’ call’ coming through the ranks. β€˜I’ve found them extremely professional and helpful,’ said one. β€˜I’ve never had cause to complain.’ Key contacts include Ian Payn, who is chambers director, and James Hall, who has recently taken on the mantle of senior clerk and is β€˜determined to move the set forward’. Offices in: London

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