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5 Essex Court

Charlotte Ventham

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Police Law: Mainly Defendant
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Charlotte Ventham
Well respected for high-value police claims with a focus on malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, and false imprisonment. She also represents the police in judicial reviews and matters concerning alleged breaches of the ECHR.
Strengths: "She is very conscientious and she really does think of all the possible angles of a case, ensuring you've gone down every line of investigation with clients and officers. She gives it her all in any advocacy situation." "She has a very sharp brain and is hard-working. Provides detailed and well-reasoned advice and has excellent advocacy skills." "She is dependable, robust, tactically shrewd and a good communicator."
Recent work: Instructed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to appeal a judgment in favour of a claim for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment, brought by a man who was arrested following allegations of harassment.
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Practice Areas

Police Law; Inquests; Public and Administrative; Personal Injury; Information law; Regulatory. Notable cases: Rees & others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 2120 (Admin) & [2018] EWCA 1587 (malicious prosecution and misfeasance claims); MR v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 888 (QB) (arrest – necessity criteria); R (CL) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester [2018] EWHC 3333 (Admin) (retention of crime reports); Brown v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester [2018] EWHC 2046 (Admin) (QOCS provisions); McPherson v Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire [2016] EWCA Civ 6 (similar fact); R (XX) v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire & others [2014] EWHC 4106 (Admin) (retention of convictions and associated data); 7/7 London Bombings Inquest; R (Simpson & ors) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2013] EWHC 1858 (Admin) (legitimate expectation in light of promotion freeze); R (Stratton) v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police [2013] EWHC 1561 (Admin) (police cautions - informed consent); R (L) v Chief Constable of Cumbria Police [2013] EWHC 869 (Admin) (ECRC disclosure); Nunes and Markland Inquest (fatal interception of armed robbery by police).

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Called to the Bar 2001; Appointed to Attorney General's A Panel of Counsel

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Charlotte Ventham

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