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 acts in professional negligence claims involving architects, builders and surveyors.

Recent work includes:

  • Acting in multi-million pound professional negligence claim against a national tax advisory business in relation to the re-patriation and re-basing of offshore assets by a significant shareholder in a business acquired by a multi-national. The case also involves questions relating to Entrepreneurs Relief.
  • Advised the CEO of one of South West’s leading healthcare companies on a professional negligence claim against his company’s accountants. The claim was issued, after Charlie had drafted detailed pleadings, but settled after mediation and a series of negotiations post the mediation.
  • Advised, drafting pleadings and acted for the claimant in a mediation in a claim against architect made by a property developer.
  • Advised and drafted pleadings in a claim made against an IFA in relation to the sale of investment products in 2008/2009. Strike out proceedings were initiated and the claim was favourably settled prior to the hearing of the strike out application.

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