Charlotte Glaser2018-02-14T12:40:12+00:00
Charlotte Glaser

Charlotte Glaser

Defends and prosecutes in a wide range of criminal matters.

YEAR OF CALL 2013

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Education

Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Law School, London
Graduate Diploma in Law, Inns of Court School of Law
Yarborough-Anderson Scholar, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Awards

Winner of the 2016 Jarman Advocacy Prize, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Exhibition Award, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Appointments

CPS Advocate Panel (Level 1)

Memberships

Young Fraud Lawyers Association
Criminal Bar Association
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Overview of Practice

Charlotte Glaser defends and prosecutes in a wide range of public and private criminal matters including fraud, allegations of dishonesty, serious violent offences, sexual offences, supply of drugs and burglary. Her practice also encompasses regulatory work.

Charlotte has been praised by judges for her calm and confident approach and for dealing with cases involving vulnerable individuals exceptionally well.

Prior to joining Chambers Charlotte worked at the Financial Ombudsman Service as a paralegal. This role entailed monitoring and mitigating risk within the organisation by providing legal advice on high risk cases to Ombudsmen and other members of the organisation. She was also responsible for updating colleagues on relevant legal, regulatory and jurisdictional developments.

Prior to commencing pupillage Charlotte also volunteered with The Howard League for Penal Reform and Bail for Immigration Detainees. In relation to the latter, she undertook bail hearing observations in order to ensure judicial compliance with the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary’s guidelines.

Practice Areas

Charlotte is regularly instructed to defend clients across a broad range of criminal offences. Recent cases include appearing before the Court of Appeal in R v. Choudry [2017] EWCA Crim 1979 and representing a client who was charged with Section 20 and found not guilty following successful submissions made before the trial that the victim’s identification evidence should be excluded. This led to the Crown offering no evidence.

Charlotte has successfully represented individuals who have appealed the length of their sentence and the activation of a suspended sentence order.

Charlotte has prosecuted on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, Royal Mail Group and a number of local authorities. She has also prosecuted, on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, individuals charged under the Companies Act 2006 and company directors facing disqualification under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

Charlotte is adept at working with intermediaries, dealing with young and vulnerable witnesses and representing youths charged with serious offences, including drug supply, wounding with intent, possession of offensive weapons and robbery.

Charlotte is frequently instructed to appear for individuals charged with road traffic offences, including driving with excess alcohol, drug driving and speeding. She has successfully appealed sentences imposed for such offences and assisted with editing the most recent edition of the Encyclopaedia of Road Traffic Law and Practice.

Charlotte was part of the Bar Council’s Working Group which responded to the Sentencing Code consultation.

Charlotte is currently seconded to the Enforcement and Markets Oversight division at the Financial Conduct Authority where she is assisting with regulatory investigations.

Charlotte was recently instructed by Thames Valley Police as disclosure counsel in a multi-handed prosecution that concerned fraudulent trading and corruption charges, with an estimated loss of £250 million, against former HBOS managers and other high net worth individuals.

Charlotte has been instructed to defend and prosecute a broad range of offences under the Fraud Act 2006. She has also represented individuals charged under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 and Identity Documents Act 2010. As such, she is experienced at dealing with complex financial and factual matters and handling the voluminous papers that such cases frequently generate.

Charlotte has represented clients at every stage of the confiscation process. She has also represented the National Crime Agency at applications for the continued detention of cash seized, HMRC at cash forfeiture applications and the Director of Border Revenue at condemnation hearings.

Notable Cases

R v. JR – Charlotte secured the acquittal after trial of an individual who was alleged to have attacked his ex-partner with a machete while she was at home with her partner.

R v. DK – Charlotte secured the acquittal at half time of an individual who was alleged to have committed a burglary after he was positively identified by a police officer.

R v. FA – Charlotte represented a youth charged with possession with intent to supply a large quantity (18 grams) of drugs. She persuaded the Judge not to impose a detention and training order.

R v. IP – Charlotte secured a not guilty verdict for an individual charged with sexually assaulting a carer who attended his property, with a colleague, in order to care for his wife who was suffering from physical and mental ill-health.

R v. TC – Charlotte represented an individual, alongside two co-defendants, charged with possessing offensive weapons (a machete and 8-inch knife) in a public place. Her submissions in mitigation helped to ensure that he did not receive an immediate custodial sentence.

R v. ES – Charlotte represented an individual charged with possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance. Following her representations to the Crown, the Crown offered no evidence.

R v IR – Charlotte defended an individual with mental health concerns who allegedly sexually assaulted two young girls. She secured a not guilty verdict on that charge following cross-examination of both young complainants.

R v. MA – Charlotte secured the acquittal after trial of an individual who was charged with possession of Class A drugs after his car was stopped by police and heroin was found by his feet.

R v. HD – Charlotte represented an individual charged with assaulting both of his daughters and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a firearm certificate. Her submissions in mitigation helped to ensure that he did not receive an immediate custodial sentence.

R v. SS – Charlotte defended a young man charged with sexually assaulting a young woman who attended his house to get a tattoo. She secured a not guilty verdict following cross-examination of the complainant and her friend.

R v. LH – Charlotte secured the acquittal after trial of an individual who was disqualified from driving and charged with driving whilst disqualified after he was positively identified as the driver of a vehicle by a police officer.

City of London Corporation – Charlotte has successfully prosecuted, on behalf of the City of London Corporation, individuals and defendant companies charged under the Environment Protection Act 1990.

R v. R – Charlotte successfully prosecuted an individual charged with harassing a young girl after the police issued him with a harassment warning.