Charlie Newington Bridges

Year of Call: 2011

Inn: Middle Temple

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Charlie is particularly well regarded for his commercial nous and sector expertise in financial services, which is supported by 15 years’ prior experience as an investment banker. ‘He’s very user-friendly and commercial, and quickly becomes part of the team. He’s particularly good on unfair prejudice petitions and shareholder disputes.’ ‘He’s very, very good on his feet.’ “

Chambers UK,  2020
Commercial Dispute Resolution

Charlie undertakes a wide range of commercial and chancery work in litigation, arbitration and mediation. He has experience of substantial, complex and high-value litigation in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He also has wide experience in the county courts and in injunction applications. His work is often court-based where he is recognised in the directories as ‘brilliant, the hardest-working counsel I have seen’. He regularly advises companies, partnerships, charities, trusts, and individuals. He worked in the investment banking industry for 15 years before coming to the bar and so has a particular interest and strength in company, investment, valuation and general financial services related matters.

Professional memberships:

  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA Oxford University (St Peter’s College)
  • GDL and BPTC (College of Law)
  • Diplock Scholar

Additional information:

Charlie enjoys running and recently ran the length of the River Wye (150 miles) raising over £32,000 for charity in the process. He has completed over 20 marathons as well as the Marathon des Sables, a race across the Sahara. He also skied 500 miles in a race to the Magnetic North Pole. He enjoys cricket, fishing and horses. He is the chairman of an environmental charity and rivers trust, the Wye and Usk Foundation, and an education endowment charity. Charlie grew up in Gloucestershire and was at school in Bristol.