Charter Chambers

London Office

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Head of Chambers: Nicholas Rhodes QC & Neil Hawes QC
Chambers Director:
Ian Payn
Senior Clerk: James Hall
Clerks: Zach May, Jordan Bater, Daniella Evans, Isaac Ayliffe
Billing: Aimee Hunt
Tenants: 5

Charter Chambers is a busy multi-disciplinary set that specialises in criminal, regulatory and common law with expertise in a variety of fields of work at all levels of seniority. It is noted for having a number of recognised leaders of the Bar in their respective fields.

(Defence and prosecution). The set advises on and appears in the most serious and high-profile criminal cases in the UK which encompass a vast range of offences, including murder, sexual offences, cybercrime and organised crime. It is noted for its advice and advocacy in this complex and demanding area of work.
Financial Crime & Regulation: The set also has a long established reputation for advising on and appearing in national and international high-profile cases of fraud, corruption, bribery, money-laundering, restraint and confiscation of assets and associated financial offences. The set is well known for its ‘end-to-end’ advice from early raid to trial in this specialised area of practice. It advises on and conducts corporate investigations.
Professional Discipline & Regulation:
It is one of the principal sets in the UK for healthcare regulation and is instructed on behalf of a number of healthcare regulators and their members, undertaking work on behalf of both. The set also regularly advises on and appears in other regulatory and disciplinary fields including, aviation, lawyers, financial, accountants and sports.

■ Inquests & Inquiries
■ Extradition & Mutual Legal Assistance
■ Civil & Commercial Law (including arbitration)
■ Public Law (Employment, Immigration, and Licensing law) Public Access certified. Certain members are litigation certified.

The set has strong ties with Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, Somaliland and the Cayman Islands. Members are experienced in dealing with international cases and have appeared in courts in various jurisdictions. Members lecture on their areas of expertise domestically and internationally.


Nicholas Rhodes QC (1981) (QC-2008) + A

Neil Hawes QC (1989) (QC-2010) A

Henry Grunwald OBE QC (1972) (QC-1999) A

Jerome Lynch QC (1983) (QC-2000) A

Tana Adkin QC (1992) (QC-2017) A

Martin Goudie (1996) (QC-2017) + A

Calvin Jackson (1975) A

Mark Tomassi (1981) A

Thomas Buxton (1983) A

David Taylor (1986) A

Neil Guest (1990) A

Michael Lavers (1990)

Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan (1991) A

Claire Robinson (1991) A

Louise McCullough (1991)

Sean Kivdeh (1992) A

Dr. Andreas O’Shea (1992)

Julia Flanagan (1993) A

Jason Cross (1998) A

Roderick James (1999) A

Leila Gaskin (2000) A

Darren Snow (2001) A

Nicholas Dixey (2002)

Jo Morris (2005)

Lorna Hackett (2003)

Brent Martin (2003)

Tyrone Silcott (2004) A

Grace Pelly (2007)

Oliver Renton (2008) A

Clea Topolski (2008)

Laura Herbert (2009)

Briony Molyneux (2009)

Wafa Shah (2009)

Laura Bayley (2010)

Stephanie Hayward (2011)

Tasmin Malcolm (2011)

Ben Rowe (2013)

Megan Fletcher (2015)

Annabel Gough (2015)

Libby Anderson (2016)

Sian Beaven (2016)

+ Recorder A Public/Direct Access