Valerie Charbit

Team Barrister


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