Profile


An experienced criminal and administrative court
practitioner and accredited mediator, specializing in regulatory, crime and
associated areas of work.

Regularly asked to conduct regulatory criminal
work; health and safety at work, environmental, countryside and animal
litigation (pedigree livestock, horses and welfare). He also conducts related
work in the employment tribunal and civil courts.

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QUALIFICATIONS:



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1971; LLB (Hons), Kings College, London

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of the Western Circuit, Criminal Bar Association, Health and
Safety Lawyers Association, Accredited Mediator of the Association of
Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:



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Charles regularly speaks on topics at professional training seminars and
in house training for industry, including Foster Wheeler. Recently the topics
have included the Corporate Manslaughter Act, the Health and Safety at Work
Act, and the Bribery Act.



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He advises the management of two small businesses in farming and public
relations, which gives a good perspective of the day to day problems of running
small commercial enterprises.



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Issues that he has addressed recently include; employment contracts, LLP
formation, share option agreements, intellectual property, terms and conditions
of service, regulatory enforcement, share swaps, employment of foreign
nationals and simple breach of contract.

OUTSIDE INTERESTS:



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Charles enjoys family life with his three children. He also has
interests in English history, agriculture, conservation in the countryside,
riding, rowing, running, and oak framed buildings.

NOTABLE CASES:



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R v Shepherd (MB) 86 Cr App R 1987 [Duress, beyond cases of violence]



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R v Firetto 1991 Crim L R [Perverting the Course of Justice]



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R v Lemmon 12 CR App S 1991 Crim L R [Drug trafficking Confiscation
Order]



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Health and Safety Executive v Nelsons Group Services (Maintenance) Ltd
1998, 4 AER 331, Court of Appeal [Employer’s liability for the purposes of
reasonable practicability when the fault is that of the employee]



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Regina v Crown Court at Swindon, ex parte Crown Prosecution Service
(Squire joined) DC [2000] [Review of legality of crown court judge’s sentence]



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The Verderers of the New Forest v Barnes and others, Administrative
Court, December 2003 [Magistrates’ jurisdiction over the New Forest] and again
December 2004 [Time for issuing a summons, consideration of a ‘continuing’
offence]



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Health and Safety Executive v Electric Gate Services Ltd [2009] EWCA
Crim 1942 [The first application of R v Chargot [HL] in the Court of Appeal,
addresses the ingredients needed for the prosecution case and ‘material risk’]

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