Orient III
Orient III

Charter Chambers challenges the LCCSA to a football match at Leyton Orient’s famous pitch in sun-kissed er…Leyton.

After two narrow defeats (the more recent on penalties) Charter are looking to re-establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the world of high class, competitive football.…

Aimee Stokes receives Criminal Bar Association Bursary Award
Aimee Stokes receives Criminal Bar Association Bursary Award

Charter Chambers’ Third Six pupil, Aimee Stokes, has received a Criminal Bar Association Bursary ‘In Honour of Outstanding Performance and Excellence in Advocacy’.

The Competition required Aimee to write an essay on the Rule of Law in the context of the Criminal Justice System, complete an advocacy exercise concerning the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 and be interviewed on her written application.…

Arts in the Criminal Justice System - January 16th
Arts in the Criminal Justice System - January 16th

“Without the Koestler Awards I would have had nothing in prison to show me that I can change, and that I could make a new future for myself. Hearing people say positive things about my work is a new experience and drives me to keep trying.” Koestler Awards entrant, 2018

Join us at Charter Chambers on the 16th of January at 6 PM to find out more about the transformative power of the arts in the criminal justice system with a talk by Sally Taylor, CEO of the UK’s leading prison arts charity Koestler Arts.…

Vulnerable Witness Training Workshop
Vulnerable Witness Training Workshop

Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan and Sian Beaven, working with Tom Middleton at the General Dental Council delivered an all-day workshop to a group of GDC prosecutors on the subject of Vulnerable Witnesses, with a focus on advocacy.

Vulnerable Witness Training is compulsory for all criminal lawyers undertaking legally aided work on cases involving sexual offences, and adapting practices of advocacy to allow vulnerable witnesses to give their best evidence has become standard in criminal courts.…