Chris Henley KC

Chris Henley KC

Chris Henley KC is Head of Mountford Chambers (formerly Carmelite) and the 2018/19 Chair of the Criminal Bar Association. He is a trustee of the Schools Consent Project.

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From Bard to Bar to Bench: HH Wendy Joseph KC

Her career an ‘inspiring arc of achievement’, the girl from Cardiff became the third ever full-time female Old Bailey judge. Now freed by her retirement, HH Wendy Joseph KC talks to Chris Henley KC about Jogee’s lack of impact, judicial diversity failings and Unlawful Killings

28 October 2022

The age of consent: Kate Parker, Jodie Comer, and the Schools Consent Project

The Schools Consent Project (SCP) is educating tens of thousands of teenagers about the law around consent to challenge – and change – what is now endemic behaviour. Here, its founder, barrister Kate Parker talks to Chris Henley QC about SCP’s work and its association with Jodie Comer’s West End play Prima Facie, in which she plays a criminal barrister who is sexually assaulted

09 May 2022

Called to the Baa! Sarah Langford

The barrister-author talks to Chris Henley QC about the parallels between farming and farmers, and the law and barristers, and the dilemmas of combining young children with continued practice at the Bar

02 June 2021
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On taking silk

The plumage and ceremony delights some and appals others, yet its professional significance is inescapable; Chris Henley QC (successful in round three) riffs on the award and how to get it

14 February 2020
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A template for the future

Chris Henley QC looks at the Leveson Review and examines the proposals it makes to increase efficiency in criminal proceedings.

The Right Honourable Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, was tasked in February 2014 by the Lord Chief Justice, responding to a request by the Lord Chancellor, to conduct a review into the efficiency of criminal proceedings.

30 March 2015
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Justice at the polls

The Chair of the Bar launches a Manifesto for Justice as campaigning gets under way

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