Charlie welcomes instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas, including personal injury, employment, tax, commercial litigation, insurance and reinsurance, following successful completion of his pupillage in October 2020.
Prior to retraining as a barrister, Charlie practised for six years as a doctor in the NHS.
Charlie’s medical background gives him a particular interest in personal injury, clinical negligence and medically related employment claims. His previous career in medicine ensures he will bring a compassionate and professional approach to dealing with clients.
After graduating from the University of Oxford in medicine in 2012, he completed two years of foundation training and a clinical teaching post at UCL pursuing research interests in medical education. He then undertook surgical training in the Wessex region.
Since 2012, he has practised across a variety of specialities including; trauma and orthopaedics, general surgery, urology, A&E, general medicine, cardiology, elderly care, obstetrics and gynaecology.
As a pupil to Stephen Cottrell and Jonathan Butters, Charlie has gained experience of a wide variety of catastrophic injury, clinical negligence, fatal accident, employer’s liability and asbestos related claims. He has experience in drafting pleadings and schedules of loss in high value claims.
Charlie has provided support in respect of the following matters:
Charlie’s medical background provides him with a considered understanding of medical expert evidence, and a particular appreciation of the injuries and illnesses suffered by claimants. Having diagnosed, treated, consented and operated on patients himself, he is well placed to navigate complex medical litigation issues from both the claimant and defendant perspective.
Charlie welcomes instructions on behalf of both employees and employers.
As a pupil to Alice Mayhew, Charlie gained experience of a wide variety of employment issues, including high value discrimination, unfair dismissal, TUPE and whistle blowing claims.
Charlie has provided research and drafting support in the following matters:
Charlie welcomes instructions on behalf of both taxpayers and The Revenue, and has been accepted on the Junior Junior scheme for government work.
He is currently instructed in a high value First Tier Tribunal case concerning residence and double taxation agreements, as a junior to Christopher Stone.
As a pupil to Marika Lemos, Charlie gained experience in a wide range of tax litigation. This included research support to Aparna Nathan QC and Marika Lemos Reid in Reid & Emblin v HMRC  UKUT 61 (TCC) in the Upper Tribunal on the validity of closure notices.
Charlie provided support to Marika Lemos in Income Plus Services Limited v The Treasury TC/2019/00182; a complex appeal in the Isle of Man VAT Tribunal concerning the VAT treatment of a supply of services through an umbrella company.
Charlie has also gained experience of advisory work on behalf of both taxpayers and the revenue, including issues of; discovery assessments, residence and domicile, personal portfolio bonds, IHT/CGT/income tax liability under trusts, tax status of cryptocurrency and the application of IR35 in a case concerning a sports star.
Charlie welcomes instructions in this field, in claims arising from the mis-selling of PPI. He is familiar with the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and the practical elements of consumer credit litigation.
In the course of his pupillage Charlie has provided support to Jonathan Butters in a variety of PPI claims with a focus on undisclosed commissions pursuant to sections 140A-D of the CCA.
Charlie has provided research support to Robert Weir QC in relation to the upcoming appeal of Canada Square Operations Limited v Potter  EWHC 672 (QB) to the Court of Appeal, which focuses on the interpretation of section 32 of the Limitation Act 1980 in relation to deliberate concealment of facts relevant to the right of action.
He has received instructions in an unfair relationship claim under section 140A CCA on behalf of the claimant, and is familiar with the complex issues arising out of unfairness, remedy, limitation, the transitional provisions of the CCA 2006 and compromise.
BM BCh Clinical Medicine: Exeter College, Oxford
BA (Hons) Physiological Sciences: Exeter College, Oxford
GDL: University of Law – Distinction
BPTC: University of Law – Very Competent
University of Law: 1st Prize for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
University of Law: 1st Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution
University of Law: Advocacy Scholarship
Middle Temple: Astbury Scholarship
Legal: PIBA, ELA
Medical: GMC Registration number 7283558, MRCA Part A, Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS)
When he is not running around after his young daughter in Battersea park, Charlie continues to pursue a stressful (and ultimately unrewarding) love affair with Southampton Football Club.