Charles always takes a robust, yet commercially sensible approach and has a winning way with clients. ‘He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly to deal with.’ ‘Charles’ advice is practical and pragmatic, easily communicated to and understood by clients whilst addressing all the necessary legal issues.’ “

Chamber UK 2024, Real Estate Litigation

Charles has considerable experience dealing with matters including boundary disputes, landlord and tenant work, rights of way, restrictive covenants and registration at HM Land Registry.

His work includes:

  • Disputes over land including traditional boundary disputes, restrictive covenants, rights of way and other easements (Wheeler v Saunders [1996] Ch 19 and Shaw v. Grouby [2017] EWCA Civ 233). In Melhuish v Fishburn [2009] All ER(D) 23 he was successful in the Court of Appeal in an action concerning the interaction of boundary agreements and section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989.
  • Landlord and tenant disputes, both residential (Springfield Investments v Bell [1991] 1 EGLR 115 CA) and commercial (Toms v Ruberry – [2018] 1 WLR 1138).
  • Matters relating to mobile homes and mobile home parks (Howard v Kinvena Homes (1999) 32HLR541).
  • Applications to the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal and previously to the Adjudicator (Mann v Dingley [2011] EWLandRA 2010_0582).
  • Disputes between potential purchasers and developers of new-build residential properties where the purchasers, because of declining values, wish to be released from their contracts or where the developer wishes to ensure that the purchasers can be obliged to purchase (Eminence Properties v Heaney [2011] 2 All ER (Comm) 223).
  • Highway access questions.

Directory Quotes

Charles is a respected junior with a broad practice in commercial disputes and traditional chancery. He specialises in land registration and land cases, as well as commercial property matters.”

Chambers UK 2024, 2024

Charles is a very robust and creative advocate. He is first-class both in conference and on paper. He boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of property law and is a very effective property litigator.”

The Legal 500 2024, Property and Construction

Charles manages a successful property practice, covering all the main chancery areas but focusing in particular on land registration and land-related issues.’ ‘He is an expert in boundary disputes and is always a go-to barrister in this area.”

Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate Litigation

Charles has superb in-depth knowledge of even the most esoteric points of property law. Coupled with a commercially sensible and robust approach to problem solving, and a winning manner with clients, this makes him a first choice for property disputes.”

Legal 500 2023, Property & Contruction

Charles has a real talent to get straight to the point and find a solution.”

Chambers UK 2023, Chancery

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, Chancery

Charles has a sound grasp of the documents and builds a good rapport with clients. He’s good with clients and on his feet.”


Charles is a hugely experienced barrister who provides very commercial advice.”


Charles is very, very knowledgeable and drills down into the detail. He has vast experience in this area. Good at strategic practical solutions that are commercially sensible. Clients trust him. He exudes authority.”


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 exceptionally knowledgeable and approachable counsel. ‘He is incredibly friendly, incredibly commercial and gets on very well with clients.’ “

Chambers UK 2020, Real Estate Litigation

He has an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge.”

Legal 500 2020, Property

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  • Qualifications & awards:

    • BA (Dunelm)
  • Professional memberships:

    • Chancery Bar Association
  • Charles Auld is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please read here.