Webinar on Pre-Charge Engagement on 23rd June at 5pm

23/06/2021 17:00 - 18:00 zoom

Kingsley Napley & The LCCSA invite you to a Webinar on Pre-Charge Engagement


Date: 23rd June

Time: 5pm

Register here

Matt Hardcastle and Max Baines will review the Pre-Charge Engagement scheme.  Matt will cover the application of the scheme at the pre-charge stage and in particular what the scheme involves, how and when it should happen, and tactical considerations for defence solicitors.  Max will draw on his significant experience to consider how the scheme is likely to be managed by the prosecution and the likely developments at the post-charge stage.



Matt Hardcastle

Matt is an experienced criminal practitioner with a particular focus on pre-charge police investigations.  Matt is the co-author of Defending Suspects at Police Stations and Police Station: Update.

Max Baines

Max is ranked as a Leading Junior in financial crime, business and regulatory crime (including global investigations), and sport.

A specialist in serious crime and fraud, both prosecuting and defending, Max has been instructed in some of the most complex and high-profile cases in recent years including LIBOR and Forex. Over the last decade Max has appeared in cases ranging across the criminal spectrum, including homicide, organised crime, drug conspiracies and serious violence. He also has experience in private prosecutions.

Max is a member of the SFO’s A panel and a level 4 prosecutor for the CPS. He is also a level 4 member of the CPS Specialist Panels for both Fraud and Serious Crime, and a level 3 member of the Counter Terrorism Panel.

Max is also a leading practitioner in the Sports arena. He is regularly instructed to represent The Football Association in matters of professional discipline and has appeared on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority. He is additionally an advisor to UK Anti-Doping and has undertaken work for the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League.