Charles Austin – Pupil Barrister

Charles Austin


Phone: 0151 243 6000

Year of call: 2009

Book Barrister


  • LL.M. The University of Cambridge (Pembroke College)
  • BVC- Very Competent


  • Hubert Greenland Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Sir Thomas More Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn


  • ‘She should have died hereafter: when is death caused in law by breach of duty?’ Clinical Risk (2015).
  • ‘The writing’s on the wall…the legal consequences of signatures’ In Brief (August 2016).


Charles commenced his pupillage in September 2015. He is undertaking a pupillage in Personal Injury, including Clinical Negligence, (under the supervision of David Taylor) and Commercial (under the supervision of Pepin Aslett).

Before commencing his pupillage, Charles spent time as a college tutor/lecturer at the University of Cambridge (St. John’s College) and as a Researcher at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, Charles looked into the theoretical structure of tort law and its position within the law of obligations; in addition, Charles was part of an empirical study of contributory negligence in the 21st Century.

In the year preceding his pupillage, Charles worked with a senior clinical negligence barrister and played an active role in the following cases:

  • Reaney v University of North Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWHC 3016 (QB) and in the Court of Appeal [2015] EWCA Civ 1119
  • Davies v Countess of Chester Hospital [2014] EWHC 4294 (QB).