Charlie Newington Bridges

Year of Call: 2011

Inn: Middle Temple

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Commercially astute. Hard working. Very responsive and easy to work with.”

Legal 500,  2021

Charlie qualified as a mediator in January 2019. His background is predominantly in commercial litigation, company and shareholder disputes, contract disputes, financial services/banking disputes, contentious probate applications and Inheritance Act claims but Charlie is happy to mediate in any field.

Charlie acts as an independent party in the dispute resolution process to facilitate open discussion and reach consensus between the parties, without the need to go to court with all the added expense and aggravation.

Charlie is noted for his excellent people skills, his ability to empathise and sympathise as well as rational thinking and practical application of legal principles, which he brings to the mediation table.

Professional memberships:

  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

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

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.