Charlotte Newell QC is an experienced criminal practitioner, ranked in Chambers & Partners UK Bar and Legal 500 Guides, who has established a substantial criminal practice prosecuting and defending at the very highest level with particular expertise in Prosecution and Defence in cases of homicide.
Charlotte has developed a formidable practice appearing in cases of the utmost gravity in the Crown and Appellate Courts and has with particular expertise in the Prosecution and Defence of serious sexual allegations and cases involving young and vulnerable witnesses. Charlotte is known for early and thorough case preparation as well as an incredible attention to detail, an approachable but no-nonsense advocate who regularly wins praise from the judiciary and those that instruct her. Charlotte is also regularly instructed in multi handed allegations of fraud and money laundering.
She is committed to continuing professional education, maintaining and promoting the high standards at the Bar retaining its role as a specialist profession of advocates. To that end, Charlotte has been a pupil supervisor since 2005 and many of her pupils have gone on to take tenancy. A member of the Criminal Bar Association Education Committee, Charlotte is involved in the organisation of lectures, conferences, seminars and webinars to the criminal Bar, notably the renowned bi-annual CBA sexual offences conference. Charlotte recently delivered training to RASSO on s41 YJCEA 1999.
Charlotte Newell is an advocacy trainer for Grays Inn, has lectured the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal tribunal on the handling of vulnerable advocates and is a lead facilitator in the vulnerable witnesses advocacy training scheme.
8 January 2021
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‘Incredibly hardworking, with a level of preparation that is second to none.’ Legal 500 - 2019
‘Incredibly hardworking and meticulous, with an attention to detail that is second to none.’ Legal 500 2017
"Conscientious, supportive, hardworking and forward-thinking." Legal 500 2016
‘An outstandingly skilled advocate, especially in dealing with extremely vulnerable witnesses.’ Legal 500 2020
“An extraordinary barrister – she’s insightful, tactically aware and good on her feet. She commands the respect of the tribunal.” Chambers UK 2020
'Frighteningly bright in her grasp of papers. Impressive in her dissection of a case and immensely focussed in trial preparation. She handles difficult clients with ease and reassurance.'