Charles is an experienced common law advocate, employment, criminal, administrative, and appeal court practitioner, specialising in associated areas of civil work, regulatory crime, and inquests. He appears regularly in employment tribunals in a range of cases.
He has been in full time private practice at the Bar continuously since 1974. His practice can be described as common law, but with emphasis on regulatory breaches with the consequential criminal liability. He is also an approved counsel on the Attorney-General’s list, grade A, and regularly instructed by a number of government departments, including HM Revenue and Customs, the Health and Safety Executive, Department of Work and Pensions, together with the Crown Prosecution Service. He conducts related work in the civil courts, inquests, and disciplinary hearings (police, and financial regulation).
Charles is happy to advise at an early stage of a dispute to promote resolution and/or assist in case preparation. He is particularly interested in the psychological effect of litigation on vulnerable witnesses and the way a shift of emphasis in the presentation of the evidence may affect the outcome. Charles is an accredited mediator.
- Charles Parry is described in Chambers, Leaders at the Bar, as ‘highly recommended for cases involving technical issues and is especially renowned for his esoteric understanding of complex scientific matters’.
- According to solicitors, ‘he really gets stuck into each case that he deals with, and will rally a team of lawyers and clients well’.
- A professional colleague said of him ‘He has a reputation as a dogged and tenacious prosecutor so in my view a good option for this case’
- Central Law Training feedback. The content of the talk and the speakers were excellent, a great balance of hot topics, well worth it, knowledgeable speakers, covering a lot of ground. Charles Parry is a very interesting and experienced lawyer.