Charles Parry - Mediation



Year of call: 1973
  • 1992 -2002 Bar Council Remuneration Committee
  • 1994; Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2008; Qualified ADR Group Panel Mediator
Areas of specialism:
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business and Commercial
  • Criminal
  • Employment and Discrimination
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Transport Law
  • 1971; LLB (Hons), Kings College, London
Professional associations:
  • Member of the Western Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Health and Safety Lawyers Association
  • Accredited Mediator of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
Professional activities:
  • Charles regularly speaks on topics at professional training seminars and in house training for industry, including Foster Wheeler. Recently the topics have included the Corporate Manslaughter Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act, and the Bribery Act.
  • He advises the management of two small businesses in farming and public relations, which gives a good perspective of the day to day problems of running small commercial enterprises.
  • Issues that he has addressed recently include; employment contracts, LLP formation, share option agreements, intellectual property, terms and conditions of service, regulatory enforcement, share swaps, employment of foreign nationals and simple breach of
  • contract.
Outside Interests:
  • Charles enjoys family life with his three children. He also has interests in English history, agriculture, conservation in the countryside, riding, rowing, running, and oak framed buildings.
Notable Cases:
  • R v Shepherd (MB) 86 Cr App R 1987 [Duress, beyond cases of violence]
  • R v Firetto 1991 Crim L R [Perverting the Course of Justice]
  • R v Lemmon 12 CR App S 1991 Crim L R [Drug trafficking Confiscation Order]
  • Health and Safety Executive v Nelsons Group Services (Maintenance) Ltd 1998, 4 AER 331, Court of Appeal [Employer’s liability for the purposes of reasonable practicability when the fault is that of the employee]
  • Regina v Crown Court at Swindon, ex parte Crown Prosecution Service (Squire joined) DC [2000] [Review of legality of crown court judge’s sentence]
  • The Verderers of the New Forest v Barnes and others, Administrative Court, December 2003 [Magistrates’ jurisdiction over the New Forest] and again December 2004 [Time for issuing a summons, consideration of a ‘continuing’ offence]
  • Health and Safety Executive v Electric Gate Services Ltd [2009] EWCA Crim 1942 [The first application of R v Chargot [HL] in the Court of Appeal, addresses the ingredients needed for the prosecution case and ‘material risk’]