Charles is a partner in the Litigation and Arbitration team in London and is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in the UK. His practice covers a broad range of financial services disputes and he enjoys a market leading reputation and practice in investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings. He is consistently highly rated for both banking litigation and contentious regulatory work by the legal directories. Comments about him in recent years include:
“noted expert”, clients highlight his "clarity, tact and perspicacity" and his “very approachable manner and incisive mind”. Peers describe him as “technically good with the gravitas of a senior partner” (Chambers 2015), “absolutely first rate”, “reassuringly clever, tactically astute and extremely pleasant” (Chambers 2016), “very good and very well respected” and “measured and thoughtful”, “incredibly good” (Chambers 2017), “very impressive in terms of his ability to grasp the intricacies of complex financial products. His advice was always clear and confidence-inspiring” and “amazing. He’s extremely clever, has refined judgement and is extremely good at making clients feel he is on their side” (Chambers 2018), “very detailed and hands-on”, “He has an especially strong understanding of the challenges that individual clients are going through, and is very supportive of them” and “very sound judgement” and “good intellect” (Chambers 2019).