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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 is ‘a well-trusted, leading set of chambers with very experienced counsel’, although junior members are seen by solicitors as the set’s real strength. New senior clerk James Hall is ‘extremely keen, young, and hungry. His enthusiasm is beginning to prove an asset and as he becomes more experienced in the role’. The service of the clerks overall is ‘very good’; ‘they often go above and beyond when a problem arises.’ Ian Payn is chambers director. Offices in: London

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Leading Silks

Neil Hawes QC - Charter ChambersHis ability to absorb, retain and analyse huge amounts of information is staggering.

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime
Crime - Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Charter Chambers

Defence-focused set Charter Chambers covers the gamut of criminal work. Henry Grunwald QC represented a member of drill group Moscow17, who was acquitted of murder after a teenager was fatally stabbed in Peckham. Leila Gaskin represented the appellant in R v Chudasama, in which the Court of Appeal reduced three concurrent sentences for causing death by dangerous driving, which were initially calculated by adding three lengths together as if they were to be imposed consecutively and then making deductions for personal mitigation and guilty pleas.

Leading Silks

Henry Grunwald QC - Charter ChambersHe defends in knife crime cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Martin Goudie QC - Charter ChambersHe brings experience as a special advocate to bear in his other work.

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Rhodes QC - Charter ChambersHis practice includes sex cases.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Leila Gaskin - Charter ChambersA charming practitioner unafraid to stand up for what is right.

Ranked: tier 2

Clea Topolski - Charter ChambersA dedicate advocate who will go the extra mile.

Ranked: tier 3

Darren Snow - Charter ChambersEffective in cross-examination.

Ranked: tier 3

Louise McCullough - Charter ChambersShe has a track record of prosecuting sensitive sex cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Renton - Charter ChambersA very dynamic advocate who inspires the highest degree of confidence.

Ranked: tier 3

Roderick James - Charter ChambersAble to dissect very complex evidence.

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Leading Juniors

Roderick James - Charter ChambersA very safe pair of hands but can argue innovative points where appropriate.

Ranked: tier 3

Leila Gaskin - Charter ChambersAn extremely articulate and elegant advocate.

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional disciplinary and regulatory law
Professional disciplinary and regulatory law - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Charter Chambers

Charter Chambers' 'very experienced' members are well known for their strong relationship with the Royal College of Nursing and a solid track record in nursing disciplinary cases; however, the group is also adept in handling instructions from the dental, pharmaceutical, and optical professional, among other areas. Of note, Laura Bayley successfully defended a regional manager of a group of care homes against nine charges of alleged failure to report and investigate allegations of abuse; the defendant was acquitted on submissions of no case to answer on all charges.

Leading Juniors

Mary-Teresa Deignan - Charter ChambersMethodical and unwavering, with great attention to detail.

Ranked: tier 2

Laura Bayley - Charter ChambersSought after by the RCN.

Ranked: tier 3

Thomas Buxton - Charter ChambersA safe pair of hands.

Ranked: tier 3

Claire Robinson - Charter ChambersHer work includes discipline cases involving alleged sexual misconduct and dishonesty.

Ranked: tier 4

Kathryn Pitters - Charter ChambersShe has excellent client care skills.

Ranked: tier 4

Oliver Renton - Charter ChambersA dynamic and talented barrister.

Ranked: tier 4

Roderick James - Charter ChambersA personable and very astute advocate.

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 is ‘a well-trusted, leading set of chambers with very experienced counsel’, although junior members are seen by solicitors as the set’s real strength. New senior clerk James Hall is ‘extremely keen, young, and hungry. His enthusiasm is beginning to prove an asset and as he becomes more experienced in the role’. The service of the clerks overall is ‘very good’; ‘they often go above and beyond when a problem arises.’ Ian Payn is chambers director. Offices in: London

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