Charles is a barrister specialising in family law. His practice centres on legal issues concerning children, including public and private law cases. He has great experience in dealing with complex residence cases and those involving relocation. He represents local authorities, parents and Guardians in public law and adoption cases. He has particular experience in complex care cases involving fatalities, serious injuries, sexual and emotional abuse and cases where there is a conflict of medical evidence.
LLB Bristol University
Elected representative on the committee of the Family Law Bar
Association Member of the Association of Lawyers for Children
Family Recorder 2006
Joint Head of Chambers 2013
Deputy High Court Judge 2016
Contributor to Rayden and Jackson on Divorce and Family Matters, Halsbury’s Laws (Children volume) and Family Law.
Drafted training protocol for Expert Witnesses. Run, jointly with senior consultant psychiatrists, training sessions for expert witnesses. Drafted FLBA response to Government consultation on Expert Witnesses, Munroe Review and GMC review in relation to child protection.