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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

Martin Goudie QC

Tel:
Work 020 7618 4400
Email:
Charter Chambers (Chambers of Nicholas Rhodes QC and Neil Hawes QC)

Position

Martin's practice is divided between crime, national security, and regulatory/professional discipline work.
He undertakes the full scope of grave and financial crime, defending and prosecuting (CPS Grade 4) in equal measure.
Martin has been a member of the Attorney General's Panel of Special Advocates (DV security cleared) dealing with national security cases including TPIMs, legacy cases in Northern Ireland, cases before SIAC and those arising from Guantanamo Bay since 2005. He has contributed to documents produced by Special Advocates, including submissions to the Joint Committee on Human Rights, and was interviewed by Amnesty International on the use of 'closed material procedures' in the UK.
Martin has wide ranging experience of regulatory and disciplinary hearings/tribunals and investigations acting for a number of regulators, individuals, companies and other bodies. He is also experienced in providing training and assistance on regulatory issues. He has worked with and/or against the Civil Aviation Authority, Office of Rail and Road, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal College of Nursing, Bar Standards Board and Rugby Football Union. This has included being asked to advise on jurisdictional issues, gathering evidence from overseas, prosecutions arising out of fatal crashes, dangerous goods prosecutions (including of Sanyo and Amazon), health committees, competitions committees and appearing at internal hearings such as Reg 6 appeals. Martin is a Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Career

Called 1996, (Bencher 2014) Inner Temple.
Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland (2016).
Pegasus Scholar (New Zealand) 1999

Member

Criminal Bar Association, International Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit, Fraud Lawyers Association, Cybercrime Practitioners Association and Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Education

Marlborough College; Exeter University (LLB).

Leisure

Head of Discipline - London Scottish (Rugby) Football Club.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – 2017 silks

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

Within: Crime (general crime)

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 £300,000 of Hublot and Rolex watches from the home of a Russian oligarch.

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