Zoë Chapman

Zoë Chapman

Zoë Chapman, of Red Lion Chambers, defends and prosecutes in the crown and magistrates’ courts, including cases involving dishonesty, drugs, RTA, violence and sexual offences, as well as confiscation and forfeiture proceedings. She is a Social Mobility Advocate for the Bar Council.

Articles by this author

The government’s second bite at the anti-protest cherry

Will the Public Order Bill actually achieve the government’s aims? And do the police want these broad new pre-emptive powers anyway? Zoë Chapman considers the efficacy of the Bill and its latest amendments 

02 March 2023

Opinion: The fallacy of ‘24-hour justice’

With fast-track justice measures reportedly back on the table, the risks of miscarriages of justice through rushed proceedings in a criminal justice system already at breaking point. By Zoë Chapman

26 July 2020

Diversity in lockdown: threats and opportunities

The junior Bar - which makes by far the largest contribution to the diversity of the profession as a whole - is at risk of sinking as a result of lockdown. Ideas for how we can best use this time to redouble the Bar's diversity efforts

By Zoë Chapman and Francesca Kirby

24 June 2020
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Time for change and investment

The Chair of the Bar sets out how the new government can restore the justice system

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