Charter Chambers

Crime Department

London (Bar)
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“A good all-round criminal set,” that has members who regularly assist clients right throughout a case from the early stages of  investigation, through trial and on to appeal. It has a strong track record of appearing in headline grabbing cases including those relating to murder, sexual offences, corruption and drug supply. Cases of note recently have included R v Aka-Kadjo, a gang-related killing, and R v Amandeep Sandhu and Palwinder Multani, a killing by sword on the streets of London.

Client service: “I know the clerks will help at the last minute when things come up. Great at recommending people for certain cases dependent on experience, they really know the barristers they have.” Senior clerk James Hall is praised for “doing a very good job steering the ship.”

Henry Grunwald QC
Strengths: “He’s very good to work with and is an excellent advocate – he’s very calm, assured and extremely thorough.”

Martin Goudie QC
Strengths: “He is meticulous and has the ability to retain an immense amount of material in relation to his cases. He knows exactly how to guide a jury through a case and cut away the confusion. He is also very easy to work with and knows how to put a client at ease.”

Nicholas Rhodes QC
Strengths: “A very friendly barrister.”

Paul Phillips
Strengths: “Articulate and respectful in court, he has a lovely speaking voice which gives him authority. His grasp of the papers is fantastic.”