Charlene Sumnall > Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC
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Charlene has a wide range of experience defending and prosecuting serious complex criminal matters, including murder, rape, GBH, large scale drug importations and fraud. She has a particular expertise in dealing with case where there is complex scientific evidence (including DNA, blood splatter and ballistics). She has also appeared in a number of cases where intermediaries were used for both Crown witnesses and defendants due to the age and vulnerabilities of those involved. A significant proportion of Charlene’s work is in the sphere of ‘consumer’ crime. Charlene accepts instructions from a number of Trading Standards services (including Hull, East Riding, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and those based in various London Boroughs). She has appeared for both the prosecution and the defence in matters including Food and Product Safety, CPUTS, Copyright and Trademarks. She has recently appeared for a business in the Queen’s Bench Division against a local authority seeking an injunction under the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations.


Qualified 2003; Lincoln’s Inn.


SE Circuit; CBA; Young Fraud Lawyers Association.


Kingswood Comprehensive School; University of East Anglia (2001 LLB); Queen’s University, Belfast (2002 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Consumer

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Charlene Sumnall

5 Paper Buildings

A high-quality advocate.

Very professional‘ set 5 Paper Buildings has members ‘covering a wide range of skillsets‘. ‘All counsel are competent and experienced in their field‘ and ‘never disappoint with their knowledge and case commitment‘. Its members defend and prosecute complex and high-profile criminal consumer cases. In R (West Yorkshire Trading Standards) v HPAS Ltd, Miles Bennett defended a double glazing company in a major prosecution under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Among Charlene Sumnall‘s recent caseload was R v Karetnikova and Karetnikov, which involved the sale of counterfeit goods and safety offences under the Toys (Safety) Regulations.