Charles is a Dispute Resolution lawyer with Bishop & Sewell focusing on Commercial, Property and Chancery disputes, including:
• Breaches of Contract
• Partnership Disputes
• Insolvency Proceedings and Investigations
• Landlord & Tenant Disputes (Commercial & Residential)
• Breach of Directors’ Duties
• Shareholder Disputes
• Contentious Probate
• Disputes involving Trusts (such as Trustees’ Duties and disputes involving Co-ownership of Property)
• Land Law Disputes
Charles returned to education as a mature student after a variety of roles in contract negotiation, brokerage and change management. Whilst at the University of Southampton, Charles held several positions including School of Law President and held a seat on the University Court. Charles graduated 2:1 Hons with a degree focused on International Trade and Mistake in Contract, following which he studied the BPTC and was Called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 2012, where he sat as President of Regional Mooting.
Since then Charles has trained and acted as a Mediator, held a position as a Trustee of a charity focused on Community Mediation and Restorative Justice, and currently retains a position as Legal Adviser to a Village Residents’ and Traders’ Association.
In 2014, whilst working for W H Matthews & Co, Charles joined the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and obtained Fellowship in 2016. During 2017 Charles joined Bishop & Sewell, following a merger with Fisher Meredith where he was then employed, and has made himself comfortably at home within the team. Ever seeking development, in 2017 Charles returned (during his spare time) to education again, and in 2020 was awarded the iLPC-LLM, with his Masters’ dissertation focusing on Reform in the realm of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and was latterly Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors.
Examples of cases handled by Charles:
• Resisting an Injunction to demolish a three storey building extension
• Obtaining Summary Judgment on terms of an oral agreement
• 5 day trial concerning breach of contract, professional negligence and breach of trust of client’s former surveyor
• Seeking a determination and accounting of unauthorised profits post-Partnership Dissolution
• Proof of Debt action during insolvency processes
• Investigations into antecedent transactions
• Advising as to leasehold interpretation and the application of statutory regimes
Outside of work I am a keen (skill level: “enthusiastic”) tabletop gamer, pool player and reader, and remain ever chasing the opportunity to pen my first book.