Year of Call: 1980

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Charles has a wealth of knowledge that he applies practically. In-depth, analytical and good with clients.”

Chambers UK,  2021
Real Estate Litigation

Charles is a commercial and chancery barrister specialising in both commercial disputes and more traditional chancery matters. He has a particular expertise in land registration and land-related cases, and frequently represents clients in property disputes; he is also adept in related professional negligence claims and Will challenges.

In recent years he has appeared successfully in the Court of Appeal in a number of matters relating to disputes about land, and in cases relating to gifts procured by undue influence. In disputes about land, his experience includes boundary litigation, restrictive covenants, rights of way and mobile home parks.

In probate matters he has appeared in cases concerning the construction and validity of wills and also the Inheritance Act 1975. His commercial cases have ranged from disputes about light aircraft (in which he has a particular interest) to matters relating to the refurbishment of buildings.

Charles also writes on legal topics, with articles published in the Conveyancer on the First-tier Tribunal and in the New Law Journal on costs budgeting and on the temporary closure of highways for sporting events.

Professional memberships:

  • Chancery Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • BA (Dunelm)