Charles Shwenn

Charles Shwenn

Call – 2017

Charles is a member of the civil team in Chambers and has a busy civil practice focused on commercial, costs and property law.

Charles also has a particular interest in legal writing. He is the author of ‘A Practical Guide to Non-party Costs Orders’ (2021, Law Brief Publishing) and has contributed to seminars for the Judicial College concerning: developments in public law, modern challenges in treaty-based commercial arbitration and counter-terrorism legislation. He also assisted in editing a major legal textbook on international environmental law for its 7th edition and contributed to an anthology on British contributions to international law.

Before joining, Charles worked as a Researcher in London for organisations including Google, Goldman Sachs and Munch Re. He has also worked with a number of charities in a legal capacity including: Citizens Advice, the Free Representation Unit, the Personal Support Unit at the Royal Courts of Justice and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

Originally from Devon, Charles studied law at the University of Exeter at undergraduate and postgraduate levels before training in London and thereafter returning to the South West. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, running around the Devon countryside and surfing.


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.

Real Property
Landlord & Tenant
Planning & Environmental
Personal Injury

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