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Alexander dos Santos represents Sheffield City Trust in Health and Safety Proceedings

On Tuesday 12 December 2017, Alexander dos Santos, instructed by Emma Windle of Irwin Mitchell, represented Sheffield City Trust before Sheffield Magistrates' Court in relation to Health and Safety issues following an incident in May 2016 in which a coincidence of circumstances led to a release of chlorine gas. The Trust acted immediately to strengthen its existing policies and procedures and shared…

Reading Bus Driver Dangerous Driving

Alexander dos Santos, instructed by Parveen Kousar of Thompson's Solicitors, acted today before Reading Magistrates Court on behalf of a bus driver who pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving. The matter has now been committed to Reading Crown Court and a date will soon be fixed for sentence. The incident has attracted wide scale public interest. BBC Daily Mirror Metro Reading & Berkshire…

David Wood is standing for election to the Executive Committee of the Criminal Bar Association

    David's manifesto is attached here. 

Charter Chambers attends the Urban Lawyers Careers Conference 2017

Darren Snow led a workshop on how to get criminal pupillage at this year's Urban Lawyers Careers Conference on Saturday 18th November. Assisted by Charter Chambers pupils Megan Fletcher and Meredoc McMinn, Darren spoke of the challenges of getting a criminal pupillage and how to overcome them. He set out the need for careful planning, CV building, pro bono work and the growing importance of gaining…

Tana Adkin QC and Michael Lavers secure acquittal of their client charged with murder

Tana Adkin QC and Michael Lavers, instructed by Ola Yusuf at McMillan Williams, secured the acquittal of their client charged with murder at Isleworth Crown Court.  The case against their client was based on voice recognition evidence which was successfully challenged together with DNA, fingerprint, cell site and mobile phone evidence. The Defence took the unusual step in the trial of calling as…

Briony Molyneux successful in achieving finding of ‘no impairment’ before the General Pharmaceutical Council

Briony Molyneux, instructed by Dan Martin of Blaser Mills, appeared for a Registrant who had received a criminal conviction for a public order offence in 2016. The Registrant had pleaded guilty in the Magistrates’ Court and received a fine. The conviction had arisen during a time of personal stress due to a member of the family being ill and whilst the Registrant’s journey to see that individual was…

Charter awarded Certificate of Recognition for Wellbeing Work

Charter Chambers has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition for wellbeing work by the Bar Council. The Bar Council had the following to say in respect of Charter -  ‘Charter Chambers has recognised the importance of providing additional support to any member with wellbeing difficulties and has developed protocols to ensure staff are clear on the steps chambers is prepared to take to assist a barrister’  

Charter ranked in Crime and individual members ranked in Crime and Financial Crime

Charter congratulates the following members for being ranked in Chambers and Partners UK : The Bar 2018. Charter is delighted to see that both joint Heads of Chambers have been ranked. Queen's Counsel - Nicholas Rhodes QC, Neil Hawes QC, Henry Grunwald QC, Jerome Lynch QC and Martin Goudie QC       Junior Counsel - Paul Phillips, Julia Flanagan, Alex dos Santos and David Wood    The following…

Louise McCullough secures acquittal of client in 40 minutes

Louise McCullough, instructed by Claire Kelly of Oracle Solicitors, secured a unanimous acquittal for her client with the jury at Inner London Crown Court taking less than 40 minutes to reach its verdict at the end of the 4 day trial. The client faced an indictment alleging various sexual offences including attempted rape and grooming of a child under the age of 16. The central and fiercely contested…