An experienced and well liked leading junior barrister with extensive criminal and regulatory law experience.
Charles is a well respected and established criminal barrister with a proven track record and extensive experience both prosecuting and defending. He taught law at City University prior to coming to the bar and has a thorough understand of the law.
He undertakes the full range of criminal law ranging from violence, sex, drugs, dishonesty, driving and regulatory offences. He is primarily a defence advocate but only occasionally prosecutes on behalf of the CPS, BIS and is currently a Grade 2 prosecutor.
He is a leading junior of some note and well respected for his excellent client care and outstanding advocacy ability. He has an impressive jury style and is able to persuade a jury in the most difficult of cases resulting in an impressive track record.
As can be seen from the case list below Charles has acts in high profile terrorism and complex criminal cases which often lasting several months.
He regularly prosecutes complex and high profile regulatory criminal work on behalf of Local Authorities (you are referred to his public law page).
February 2013: R v Higginson –Norwich Crown Court Leading Junior Counsel for the first of nine defendants charged with a large scale international drug and money laundering conspiracy. The case involved the admissibility of 41 hours of covert material (which was excluded following argument) and reference to the Surveillance Commissioner. Six week trial.
September 2013: R v Nursharif - Southwark Crown Court acted for defendant initially accused of terrorism offences. Terrorism allegations eventually dropped and he was tried for large scale international money laundering and Khat export conspiracy. Case involved over 25,000 pages of evidence including multi-jurisdictional evidential considerations relating to covert intercept material. Two month trial (but following argument case was dropped against my client).
November 2013: R v Robertson - Peterborough Crown Court acted for defendant in a multi-handed alleged child abuse offences both historic and current. The case involved associated care proceedings. Four week trial (but finished after successful submission of no case to answer after two weeks).
January 2014: R v Kenehan – Winchester Crown Court acted for a university lecturer accused of assisting an offender following a murder by her boyfriend’s gang and involvement in large scale drugs conspiracy. It was a case that was reported in the national press and tried by Mr Justice Sweeney. Six week trial involving numerous legal issues and extensive computer material.
May 2014: R v Morris – Norwich Crown Court acted for a man accused of a £750,000 fraud.
June 2014: R v Mohammed – Kingston Crown Court acted for defendant accused of kidnap and false imprisonment. Case dropped following legal argument.