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Charles advocates for his clients fiercely and is not afraid to advance procedural and legal arguments at any venue. A number of legal arguments have resulted in the Crown offering no evidence against his clients.
Charles has experience in advising and resisting Quasi-Criminal orders such as restraining orders, forfeiture and restoration orders, Stalking Protection Order’s (SPO), Sexual Risk Order’s (SRO) and non-molestation orders.
R v TJ  St Albans Crown Court
Junior counsel led by Colin Aylott KC in a multi-handed conspiracy to murder.
R v TS  Portsmouth Crown Court
Secured the acquittal of a solider for ABH due to contamination of identification evidence and significant failings in the investigation to purse all reasonable lines of enquiry.
R v SG  Maidstone Crown Court
Successfully appealed a conviction of domestic assault for a young and vulnerable client with ASD and no previous convictions.
R V SD  Woolwich Crown Court
Secured the acquittal following an allegation of sexual assault of a vulnerable complainant at a bus stop in broad daylight. Cross examination of Crown witnesses identified multiple conflicting accounts, and a failure by the Police to consider CCTV evidence covering the incident.
R v SZ  Central Criminal Court (Nightingale)
Following extensive legal argument in respect of the definition of “Subject of Her Majesty” and application of Section 57 OAPA 1861 to Pakistani nationals, the Crown offered no evidence shortly before the trial date.
R v PP  Northampton Crown Court
Secured 8 months suspended sentence for being concerned in the production of cannabis. In mitigation highlighted features of exploitation, intimidation, and direction.
R v AA and others  Kingston Crown Court
After a 5 day trial, all three defendants were acquitted of ABH on the grounds of self defence following a street brawl in Kingston. The complainant, who suffered wounds requiring stitches, entered into a verbal argument with D1 which turned physical involving his dog. D2 and D3 came acted in self defence of D1.
R v LB and Others  Inner London Crown Court
Junior counsel led by Dianna Ellis KC in a complex child neglect case which resulted in dismissal for LB.
R v SB  Isleworth Crown Court
Standalone suspended sentence order for perverting the course of justice.
Charles has experience challenging Law enforcement bodies and authorities in respect of seized property and decisions on restoration of goods. Charles has also resisted a number of Quasi-Criminal civil orders such as SRO, SPO, Restraining orders and non-molestation orders.
CIT v Director of Border Revenue  First Tier Tax Tribunal
The lorry and refrigeration unit belonging to CIT was seized by UK Border Force following the arrest of the driver for smuggling 42 Kilos of Cocaine inside the load. The decision to refuse restoration of the vehicle and trailer back to CIT was challenged and found to be unreasonable.
Charles has experience advising on appeals against decisions of the Disclosure Barring Service to add individuals to their barred lists.
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