1 Garden Court

Practice Overview

Charles is joint Head of Chambers at 1GC Family Law. His practice centres on legal issues concerning children. He acts in both public and private law and international cases. He has great experience in dealing with complex residence cases and those involving relocation. In the public law field he represents Local Authorities, parents and Guardians. He has particular experience in complex care cases involving fatalities, serious injuries, fabricated illness and sexual and emotional abuse. Charles has a special interest in the presentation and investigation of expert medical evidence and cases involving a conflict of medical evidence. 

He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge and is a qualified Arbitrator. He is currently engaged in a major review of historic child sexual abuse. He appears regularly in the Court of Appeal and has acted in a number of seminal family law cases. In 2010 Charles succeeded in persuading the Supreme Court to bring about a change in the law relating to children giving evidence in family proceedings.

Charles was recognised as Family Law QC of the Year at the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards In November 2019.

Chambers and Partners

Star Individual

2020

Family Law Awards

QC of the Year - Finalist

2019

Chambers and Partners

Top Ranked

2019

Legal 500

Leading Individual

2019

Chambers and Partners

Top Ranked

2018

Legal 500

Leading Individual

2017