Mr Charles Evans > Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC
15 New Bridge Street
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Charles qualified 30 years ago and has been practising exclusively in crime ever since. He has had conduct of thousands of cases and has built a reputation as an approachable, fair and honest lawyer. Above all, however, he is an effective trial advocate with an enviable record.


Charles’ practice extends across the full calendar of crime with an emphasis on sexual offences, serious organised crime (armed robbery, drugs importation/supply and money laundering), violent crime, fraud, bribery and corruption.  Since the post-Savile explosion in historic sexual offences he has been instructed in a multitude of such cases which have, accordingly, made up the majority of his caseload and continue to do so.

Over the years he has repeatedly demonstrated a sensitive approach to and understanding of such cases, which both his clients and juries find appealing. He is experienced in all aspects of appellate work, including applications to the Court of Appeal (both on paper and renewed, orally, if necessary) and judicial review in the Administrative Court. He has also appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in pro bono Jamaican murder appeals and has been formally commended for his prosecution of a major series of arms importation.

Charles is appointed to the CPS Advocate Panel at Level 4 and is a CPS specialist rape prosecutor


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Charles Evans – 15 New Bridge Street ‘He is a distinguished, charming jury advocate who has the ability to simplify and present the most complex case for the benefit of both your client and the jury. Charles puts the most nervous and apprehensive clients at ease with a calm and knowledgeable attitude. Charles’ persuasive arguments have saved numerous defendants their liberty.