Chambers are sorry to announce the sad passing of Chas Cochand.
Fondly recorded in the records of the Western Circuit as "the top Canadian barrister on the Western Circuit", Chas will be missed by both the profession, his Circuit and all those in Chambers.
Chas joined Chambers in 1991 with an exclusive criminal practice. He was a formidable advocate but also a kind and supportive figure, particularly to those junior members of Chambers who he sought to nurture throughout his career.
Chas always stood out. A charming man, who would regularly lighten the mood with some humour or a compliment to a colleague on a case well done, and a snappy dresser who never shied away from donning his Christmas waistcoat during the festive period.
Although he did not remain a full member of Chambers, Chas' continued support for Chambers subsisted through his maintenance of a door tenancy, a tie we were all grateful for.
Chas will be fondly remembered by all. A uniquely funny, charming and kind man