Chantel Gaber

Called 2017

Chantel Gaber

Pupil Barrister

Chantel is a criminal defence specialist and a passionate, committed advocate, with an outstanding presence in Court. She has experience defending in cases involving all types of allegations, including fraud, violence, drugs, sexual and public order offences. She has experience in serious youth cases, modern slavery defences and complex mental health cases.

Chantel has acted in cases across the spectrum of financial wrongdoing including acting in proceeds of crime proceedings (POCA) and account freezing, restraint, forfeiture, confiscation and money laundering hearings.

Chantel acts both alone and as a led junior. Recent substantial cases in which she has been led include modern slavery and human trafficking, conspiracy to supply Class A and assisting an offender in a complex homicide case.

Chantel has worked on a number of cases involving allegations against Grime artists, and has made successful bail applications on behalf of high profile artists.

Chantel has undertaken vulnerable witness training.

Background

After studying law, Chantel worked in a number of roles including as a personal assistant to the Chair of one of the UK’s largest charities. After this, she completed the BPTC alongside working full time for the Law Society of Scotland and volunteering with organisations such as the Centre for Criminal Appeals. She has also worked as a paralegal at a number of firms.

Chantel’s previous experience also includes working as a legal caseworker at the Levsos Legal Centre in Greece, an organisation which supports asylum seekers based in the Moria Refugee Camp and Detention Centre, focusing on Syrian refugees and female trauma.

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Female Fraud Forum
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
  • Bar Human Rights Committee
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association