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Profile submitted by Charles Sherrard QC

Practice Areas

Charlie’s resourceful and powerful tactical expertise, together with a dedicated hands-on preparation and management of his cases, has lent itself particularly well to Financial Crime and Regulatory Law. Regarded by others as “the complete advocate” [Chambers & Partners : Financial Crime Ranking 2015] Charlie has bucked the trend by being continuously busy and constantly in demand, so much so that he has been a regular go-to expert for LBC News Radio in the last few years. He gained significant credit and media coverage for his unstinting and powerful defence of Kweku Adoboli [aka The UBS Rogue Trader] taking on the might of the Swiss Bank and securing unexpected acquittals on all false accounting counts despite the seemingly overwhelming evidence. Another notable client, unpopular with many, but successfully acquitted of a large scale income tax fraud, was Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, better known as Tommy Robinson [ex leader of the EDL]. In early 2015, Charlie secured the acquittal of Stuart Jones, son to Sir David Jones, in the fraud and feud arising out of the capital raising by the board of JD Sports in 2009. Similar success has been achieved in Carousel Frauds in Liverpool [Operation Forbear] securing the only acquittal in the whole operation, and acquittals for a solicitor in a fraud on the Olympic Development Authority [Operation Cavalcade]. Other notable and high profile fraud cases have seen Charlie represent other professionals, this time an accountant, at the heart of a massive property fraud [R-v-Entwistle & others]. 2016-17 will see a continuous workload of boiler room and tax frauds in addition to advising in regulatory and cybercrime areas.

Professional Memberships

South East Circuit; Criminal Bar Association. Cyber Crime Association. Fraud Lawyers Association

Career

Queens Counsel since 2012 Called to the bar 1986 Member of chambers since 1988 Director of Furnival Chambers Ltd since 2007 Chairman of Pupillage since 2003 Middle Temple Advocacy Trainer.

Personal

Married with three gorgeous children. Educated at University College School, Hampstead LLB Hons from U.E.A Active and keen cricketer, golfer and tennis player in Hertfordshire leagues, as well as being a 'Gooner'.