“Specialises in taking on financial remedy work, and has experience representing high net worth individuals on cases concerning pensions, trusts and businesses. He also has considerable knowledge of issues surrounding inheritance.”
Strengths: “A thorough, good communicator with excellent advocacy skills”. “His knowledge and experience make him suitable for the most complex of cases”. Chambers & Partners 2017
“He has an excellent ability to deal with complex financial structures with ease.” Legal 500 2016
Charles read Law at Christ Church, Oxford, and was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1988.
Family Law Bar Association
Family - Finance
Charles practises exclusively in financial areas within family law.
- Primarily in Matrimonial Finance, with work also undertaken in Schedule 1 and Inheritance Act claims.
- Matrimonial cases typically involving high assets, business related issues including company valuation and liquidity, and also trusts, pensions and third party claims/interests.
- Schedule 1 CA 1989 claims both for and against high net worth individuals.
- Cohabitation and Inheritance Act Claims.
Walkden v Walkden  1 FLR 174: Appeal – Financial relief – Consent order – Leave to appeal based on new event – Whether sale of shares at higher value a Barder event.
Topping v Topping  EWCA Civ 1142: Appeal against Committal Order for non-payment of lump sum under terms of consent order. Evidential status of the original Financial Order having been made by consent.
Legal Directory Recommendations
“Significant name in the financial family law market with a notable capability in company and business-related disputes and negotiations, including valuation and liquidity, trusts and pensions. Also highly able in inheritance matters and Schedule 1 Children Act.
Strengths: “He is in his own league in the detailed way he prepares cases, sometimes in a very short period, and you can see how knowledgeable he is. It’s incredible.” “He has an excellent reputation and is very polished.”” Chambers UK 2016
“A relentless advocate who takes no prisoners.” Legal 500 2015
“He has an incredible eye for detail and is a stunning advocate.”
“He has phenomenal attention to detail, which inspires huge confidence from clients.” – Placed in Band 1, Chambers UK, 2015 edition.
“A leader in financial cases in the region, and particularly commended for his impressive advocacy skills and his sensitive nature with clients.” Placed in Band 1, Chambers UK, 2014 edition.
“He has technical knowledge of the law and complex financial issues” – Legal 500, 2014 edition.
“Noted for his ‘extreme thoroughness and focus’.” Legal 500, 2013 edition.
“Concentrated on high-value ancillary relief” Chambers UK, 2013 edition.
“Is extremely tenacious” Legal 500, 2012 edition.
“a real detail man” Legal 500, 2011 edition.
“He is a formidable opponent, who is very assured on his feet and very good with clients”. Chambers & Partners, 2010 edition.