Rowan Jenkins led Edward Hand and Charlotte Morrish to secure murder conviction - Apr 2019
Charlotte is now an associate member of Chambers having taken a position as a legal recruiter in the Cayman Islands.
Charlotte previously specialised in criminal law and has experience in all areas of this field. She was regularly instructed in cases involving allegations of sexual offences, violence, conspiracy, dishonesty, drugs and road traffic offences.
Charlotte has extensive trial advocacy experience; she is known for her meticulous preparation and the care and attention she gives each client, meaning she is always ready and willing to assist and advise at all stages of the case in an effort ensure the best outcome. Charlotte regularly deals with cases involving young people or those with mental health difficulties and is well regarded for her approachable and sensitive manner.
Charlotte also has experience of regulatory crime and has been involved in RSPCA, HSE, Environment Agency and Insolvency Service prosecutions. She is on the CPS panel (level 2).
- R v T (2019): Multi-handed s.18 trial. Successful submission of no case to answer.
- R v O (2018): Conspiracy to commit s.18 GBH. Multi-handed trial involving telephone and cell site evidence.
- R v C (2018): Assault by penetration. The trial involved the use of telephone evidence to undermine the complainant’s account in cross-examination.
- R v D (2018): Rape and other sexual offences. Led junior at trial where the defendant was charged with multiple offences rape and similar offences against 4 different complainants over a 25 year period. The case involved extensive third party material and legal arguments about joinder and admissibility of ABE evidence.
- R v G (2018): Rape. The prosecution case at trial was that the complainant was so drunk that she lacked the capacity to consent.
- R v B (2018): Theft. This case involved the cross-examination of an elderly complainant giving evidence from another jurisdiction.
- R v H (2017): Conspiracy to produce cannabis. Successfully appealed against sentence in the Court of Appeal where leave had been refused by the single judge.
- R v L (2017): Rape. The trial involved issues of previous sexual history and s.41 YJCEA 1998.
- R v M (2017): Sexual assault of a child under 13. This case involved cross-examination of a young child regarding allegations made against her step-father.
- R v P (2017): Affray and offensive weapons. Not guilty verdicts were directed following successful submission of no case to answer.
- R v D (2017): Conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into prison. Junior alone in 8 week trial involving extensive analysis of telephone and banking evidence.
- R v S (2017): ABH. Prosecution offered no evidence following cross-examination of the complainant on issues of Facebook identification.
- R v R (2017): jury acquitted client charged with theft and fraud of an elderly lady
- R v H (2017): Conspiracy to produce cannabis. Led junior in multi-handed trial.
- R v B (2016): Sexual assault. The trial involved issues of identification where the client was alleged to have sexually assaulted a stranger.
- R v K (2016): Harassment. Abuse of process argument led to Crown offering no evidence against a mentally unwell defendant.
- R v S (2016): Attempting to arrange sexual activity with a child. The issue for trial was whether the defendant’s chatroom activity had amounted to an attempt.
Charlotte is instructed on a broad range of cases involving regulatory offences. She prosecutes on behalf of the Insolvency Service and has experience in cases involving alleged breaches of director’s disqualification undertakings. She has also been instructed to prosecute on behalf of the Environment Agency.
Charlotte recently secured a reduction in a fine from £80,000 to £12,000 on appeal against a sentence imposed for breaches of Health & Safety regulations.
Charlotte has represented the RSPCA in animal welfare prosecutions.
Charlotte accepts work from lay clients via Direct Access. You can view her profile here.
1 Crown Office Row Criminal Advocacy Competition - Nov 2018
On Saturday 1st December 1 Crown Office Row are hosting a criminal advocacy competition with participants from Sussex University. Charlotte Morrish and Kayleigh McChambell will form part of the...
Transforming the Profession: IBC Clerk’s Conference 2018 - Nov 2018
Last Saturday, David Bingham kicked off the Institute of Barrister's Clerks (IBC) 2018 Conference as Conference Chair to approximately 100 clerks from throughout the UK. Each year the IBC hold a...
Members of Chambers defend in multi-handed attempted murder trial - Oct 2018
The 4 week trial, which took place at Hove Crown Court, followed the stabbing of a man in Durrington on 20 February 2018. Tommy Howlett was accused of stabbing the man to the thigh area three times...
1COR Brighton raising awareness of Mental Health for Mental Health Awareness Week - May 2018
Mental Health affects every industry and is all too easily pushed to the bottom of our priorities. As part of Mental Heath Awareness Week, 1COR are participating in Mental Heath First Aid training to...
Charlotte Morrish obtains successful acquittal in Section 20 Trial - Apr 2016
Charlotte Morrish represented a man charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm (s.20) where the sole issue in the case was identification. Following persistent disclosure requests and a s.8 legal...
Charlotte Morrish and Sophie Evans are new Members of Chambers - Oct 2014
We are delighted to announce that Sophie Evans and Charlotte Morrish have accepted our offer of tenancy on the successful completion of their pupillage with us.
David Lewis-Hall and our Pupil Charlotte Morrish ran the Brighton Marathon - Apr 2014