Valerie qualified as a barrister in 1992. In addition to her work as a Turnstone Law team barrister, she also practises through Red Lion Chambers. She has extensive experience across a wide range of criminal regulatory law, including health & safety and white collar crime.
Valerie has had several notable successes in the Court of Appeal. She is on the A list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law. Her health & safety experience includes fatalities and serious accidents in the construction, manufacturing and energy sectors.
Valerie’s white collar crime experience includes multi-party trials of corruption and large scale fraud. She was an Ombudsman for the Financial Ombudsman Service between 2010 and 2012, and was a voluntary member of the Bar Standards Board from 2007-2013. She is a part time Tribunal Judge and an approved Advocacy Trainer for Middle Temple.
Valerie Charbit ‘gives clear and understandable advice in complex matters' - Legal 500
Health and Safety Lawyers' Association
Criminal Bar Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary lawyers
Mental Health Lawyers' Association
South Eastern Circuit
1988-1991 Sheffield University LLB Law (Hons) 2:1
1992 Awarded Middle Temple Scholarships Sir Joseph Cantley Prize Ravenscroft Prize
2000-2002 Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Kings College London MA in Text and Performance Studies- Merit - Distinction for dissertation