Charles Row KC

Barrister, Head of Chambers

Name: Charles Row KC
Position: Barrister, Head of Chambers
Year of Call: 1993

Her Majesty The Queen, approved the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor that Charles Row should be appointed as Queen’s counsel, now King’s Counsel. He was sworn in during a ceremony on the 21st of March 2022.

Charles is regularly instructed by a wide range of solicitors in serious criminal offences including fraud (mortgage, VAT, PAYE and NI, bankruptcy and disqualified director), sexual offences (child, historic and cases involving mental vulnerability) inquests (Article 2), regulatory (to include food safety) and private/insurance backed fatal road traffic incidents. Charles is known for his meticulous and forensic case preparation, hard work and personal investment into every case he handles.

Charles is a superb and skilful advocate with an exceptional eye for detail. He has a very light touch and builds enormous rapport with clients. He is well-liked and respected by judges.’ Legal 500 2023

He has forensic attention to detail and is excellent in court. A consummate professional. He engages well with juries and has the respect of the judges he appears before, because his advocacy is persuasive and has warmth.’  – Legal 500 2022


Fraud and Dishonesty Offences
Sexual Offences
Murder and Serious Violence
Road Traffic Offences

Other areas of interest

Charles has a keen interest in sailing and all things maritime and has prosecuted for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, involving a reserve Naval Officer racing his yacht at Cowes who came into collision with a tanker making her way into Southampton.  The case received some notoriety on Youtube.  He has also defended a man accused of destroying an ancient monument in a case brought by English Heritage.


BA (Hons) Business First Class

Common Professional Examination (Distinction)

Bar Finals (Very Competent)

Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Awarded Thomas More Bursary

Criminal Bar Association

CPS Grade 4 (Rape Panel approved)

RYA Qualifications in Sailing and Navigation

Briefed GDPR Quality Mark for Barristers


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