Charles accepts instructions in all areas of commercial law. In his early practice he has already advised and represented many types businesses including: sole traders, SMEs and international organisations in the County Court and High Court. His commercial work has recently included high-value B2B contractual disputes, consumer disputes and corporate insolvency matters.
The costs of civil litigation is a part of Charles’ practice which compliments his other areas of work, as well as being a freestanding area of interest. He regularly writes and gives talks on the subject and is instructed to advise and represent clients at all stages of litigation in connection with costs matters. He is the author of ‘A Practical Guide to Non-party Costs Orders’ (2021, Law Brief Publishing) and takes a particular interest in hearings arising under CPR 46.2(1)(b).
Charles is regularly instructed on all aspects of property law litigation, commonly: boundary disputes, easements and leasehold disputes. He has assisted corporate and individual clients at all stages of property disputes including: initial advice, drafting pleadings, alternative dispute resolution and hearings. Charles has been specifically praised in this field by his solicitor clients.
Landlord and Tenant
Charles regularly acts for landlords (social and private) and tenants in disputes arising from residential and commercial leases. He is instructed across a full range of housing disputes including in: possession proceedings, injunction applications and committals.
Planning and Environmental
Charles has a growing planning and environmental practice. After completing his planning-focused pupillage under Gavin Collett, Charles has an excellent understanding of section 288 statutory reviews, inquiries, hearings and actions under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He continues to represent and advise local authorities, developers and interest groups in planning, highways and environmental matters.
Charles continues to accept instructions in personal injury and non-personal injury negligence claims. He has extensive experience in advising on personal injury actions and has appeared in multi track, fast track and small claims trials.
Teacher of Contract Law (Occasional) – University of Exeter
LLB (Hons) – First Class Honours – University of Exeter
LLM – Distinction (Top of year) – University of Exeter
BPTC – Very Competent – BPP Law School
Dean’s Commendation 2014 – University of Exeter
Dean’s Commendation 2015 – University of Exeter
LLM Excellence Scholarship – University of Exeter
Duke Scholarship – Duke University Corporate Education
Hardwicke Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Denning Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
Megarry Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
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