Our Trustees are all drawn from the Bar and the Judiciary. Despite extensive professional commitments they give their time and skills free of charge.
Lord Judge has had a distinguished legal career serving as a Lord Justice of Appeal, the first President of the Queen’s Bench Division and the Lord Chief Justice. He currently serves on the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords.
Max Hill, QC
Head of Red Lion Chambers, Max is the former leader of the South Eastern Circuit and former Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association. He has recently been appointed the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation.
Peter Doyle, QC
The Trust’s first Chairman, Peter has been a Queen’s Counsel since 2002. He has appeared in three major public inquiries: Stephen Lawrence, Marchioness Disaster and Victoria Climbie. He has vast experience in mainstream serious crime and regulatory/disciplinary work.
Mark Fenhalls, QC
Former Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, Mark prosecutes and defends serious and complex criminal cases. He advises companies and individuals facing allegations of alleged regulatory and/or criminal misconduct relating to their business activities.
Andrew Fisher, QC
Prior to entry to the Bar, Andrew spent several years in international banking. He has extensive experience in serious crime of all kinds including: homicide, organized crime and gang warfare, serious drug and sex offences, major fraud and regulatory matters. He is the head of Citadel Chambers and a Trustee of several Charities.
Oliver Glasgow, QC
As Queen’s Counsel and Senior Treasury Counsel Oliver divides his practice between criminal law and specialising in complicated and serious quasi-criminal and regulatory work.
Siobhan Grey, QC
Siobhan is a criminal defence advocate with a diverse practice including murder, fraud, sexual offences and pre-charge advice. In the context of white collar crime, she has defended in cases brought by the Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office and HM Revenue and Customs.
Andrew Hall, QC
A senior criminal practitioner and former Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, Andrew’s recent practice includes a number of high profile terrorism trials, and human rights cases here and abroad. He has delivered advocacy and legal education programmes in many jurisdictions, and written, lectured and broadcast widely on criminal law.
Max was chairman of the Young Barristers’ Committee in 2014 and was, for a number of years, Secretary of the Kalisher Trust. He has visited many academy schools on Kalisher outreach work and acted the role of the firm but fair prosecutor of Mr. Bear, whose assault of Goldilocks so dismayed the creatures of the forest.
Caroline prosecutes and defends across a wide variety of the most serious and high profile criminal cases with significant experience in a number of areas of health and safety law, regulatory work and associated areas such as inquests. Caroline has a particular interest in human trafficking and has been appointed to the Prime Minister’s Modern Slavery Task Force.
William Hughes, QC
A criminal law specialist of serious crime including homicide, sexual offences, organised crime, complex fraud and confiscation, William also has wide experience of Coroner’s Inquests, Inquiries, Professional Discipline and other Tribunals.
Sir Brian Leveson
Sir Brian chaired the public inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press, prompted by the News of the World phone hacking affair. He was the lead prosecution counsel in the trial of Rosemary West, who went on to be convicted for the murders of ten young women, including her own eldest daughter. On 1 October 2013, he was appointed President of the Queen’s Bench Division.
Henrietta is a former treasurer of the Kalisher Trust. She is a specialist trial advocate, with particular expertise dealing with the vulnerable in the context of rape and other serious sexual offences and has long-standing experience handling document-heavy cases such as fraud/organised crime.
The Right Honourable Lady Justice Rafferty DBE PC
Dame Anne was the first woman Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association. In 2011 she was appointed to the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and made a member of the Privy Council. In November 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the University of Sheffield (her alma mater).
His Honour Judge Topolski, QC
In April, 2012, HHJ Topolski, QC, was appointed a circuit judge, assigned to the South Eastern Circuit. Initially based at Woolwich Crown Court he now sits at the Central Criminal Court.
Edmund Vickers, QC
Trustee and Treasurer, The Kalisher Trust
Appointed a QC in 2017, Ed is an experienced criminal barrister who prosecutes and defends at Crown Court and Appellate level. He successfully defended in the UK’s only FGM trial. Ed is a senior advocacy trainer for the Middle Temple and the Inns of Court College of Advocacy; and sits on the Middle Temple’s Scholarship panel. He is currently treasurer of the Kalisher Trust.