During the period 2000 – 2010 Charles was heavily involved in dealing with all aspects of CFA enforceability challenges in the context of detailed assessment proceedings.
Charles continues to be instructed by both Claimants and Defendants on all aspects of costs work including: costs management/budgeting, interim costs applications, detailed assessments and advisory work in relation to points of principle (including QOWCS issues, assignment and rectification of CFAs, Bullock/Sanderson orders). He has acted in large group litigation costs cases, including one involving bills of costs exceeding 3,000,000 in cumulative total.
"Thorough, insightful, conscientious and fiercely bright. He is formidable in court and has an excellent way with his clients." "A good, measured advocate."
Chambers UK 2019
‘Very personable with a fierce intellect.’
Legal 500 2019
"A truly excellent barrister who fight the client’s corner and really delivers for clients. Highly recommended”
Chambers UK 2018
"He is an excellent advocate; he thoroughly prepares beyond anything I would expect and he gets on famously with lay clients." "He is very persuasive and puts forward his argument in a professional way."
Chambers UK 2017