Year of Call: 1980

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Charles is very bright and very practical and pragmatic. He is pretty calm under pressure and good at finding practical solutions. He is knowledgeable in the law, but also has a pragmatic approach to cases.”

Chambers UK,  2022

Charles has specialised in land-related matters for over 30 years. He has great experience of boundary litigation, restrictive covenants, easements and public rights of way. He regularly appears in Court; in the First-tier Tribunal (especially on land registration issues) and before the Upper Tribunal on applications relating to restrictive covenants. He has also appeared in the Court of Appeal on a number of occasions in land-related disputes.

Charles’s practice includes all aspects of landlord and tenant law, both commercial and residential, and also mobile home parks.

He remains familiar with some of the less well-known areas of law, such as the workings of the Settled Land Act 1925 or tenancies protected by the Rent Act 1977.

Additionally, Charles holds a Private Pilot’s Licence and he has advised commercial and private pilots who have needed assistance in their dealings with the Civil Aviation Authority (in respect of both licensing and aircraft maintenance issues).

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

Professional memberships:

  • Chancery Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • BA (Dunelm)