0845 083 3000
Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member
Called to the Bar in 1989
In addition, Charles also accepts instructions in most common law areas including contract, consumer law, negligence, and insolvency. He is a confident and skillful advocate who enjoys a challenge.
Charles is based in Hertfordshire but his practice takes him nationwide. He is also accredited to undertake public access work.
Key areas of practice are:
- Commercial, Chancery & Property and most areas of common law including contractual disputes
- Personal Injury
- Human Rights
- Credit Hire (Defendant)
Commercial, Chancery & Property:
Charles practises chiefly in contentious work involving :-
- Chancery: landlord and tenant, boundaries, covenants, conveyancing disputes.
- Commercial: Sale of goods, contractual and commercial disputes
- Professional Indemnity: professional negligence of solicitors and surveyors
Charles has extensive employment experience, both contentious and non-contentious. He has appeared in numerous cases before Employment Tribunals, advised many clients on Compromise Agreements and drafts contracts of employment and employer policies. He also advises French business clients in French on English employment law.
Charles conducts personal injury work at all levels. His industrial disease experience includes NIHL/WRULD, Industrial Deafness, Vibration White Finger, Occupational Stress, and asbestos related disease.
Charles has advised and represented many clients with claims arising out of alleged police misconduct, including a case in which the jury awarded damages of £600,000.
Credit Hire (Defendant)
Recent Reported Cases
Laroche v Spirit of Adventure (UK) Ltd  EWCA Civ 12: applicability of Warsaw Convention to balloon accidents
Examples of Client Feedback include:
“Thank you again, Charles, for your companionship through this matter
Direct Access Client in solicitors negligence dispute
“I wanted to write and take this opportunity to thank you for all your kind help and support ...I truly feel that if you had not picked up on this case we would still be waiting. I hope you can be of assistance in the future, it has been a pleasure speaking with you.”
Employment Agency in dispute over fees
“....extremely satisfied with you and would certainly recommend you as a Barrister .... None compare to your professional and courteous manner.” Bank Manager in relation to Compromise Agreement
“Thank you for your excellent professional advice and assistance in dealing with this difficult matter.”
Presenter of well known television series in relation to employment advice.
Charles is a member of the Employment Bar Association
“The English of Law” published by Belin and written in conjunction with staff at the University of Paris II, France’s most prestigious law faculty
“The Complete Guide to Buying a Property in France” published by Kogan Page and a selection of other books about buying property and living and working abroad
Charles is married with three young children. He is a keen Francophile having lived in France for several years and written several books about living and working in France.
French – fluent