MASCIP conference 2018 – Report from the Stewarts lawyers in attendance
10 December 2018
Charles specialises in the highest value and most complex value personal injury claims, with a particular interest in claimants who have sustained either spinal cord or brain injury. He has experience in dealing with a variety of types of claims, covering road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in public places.
Regularly quoted as being a leading authority in his field, Chambers describes him in its 2016 edition as having “a terrific manner with clients and opponents” and has “really good judgement”. In its 2015 edition, Chambers says Charles has developed an “all-encompassing practice” and is “well known for his capacity to manage severe and complex brain and spinal injuries”.
Over the past 13 years of his career at Stewarts, Charles has settled claims for clients totalling in excess of £100m. These include high-level spinal cord injury cases, brain injury cases involving minimally aware clients, high-earning City workers, and claims with an international element.
After obtaining a law degree, Charles obtained a masters in International Business Litigation from King’s College London. Following Law School, his training took place at a regional firm where he gained exposure to a wide breadth of practice areas. Charles then specialised in civil litigation, before moving to a large national firm to focus on personal injury. He joined Stewarts in 2003 and now specialises in only the most severe and complex claims.
Charles is a strong believer in collaboration between parties in order to achieve the best outcome for his client. He has given presentations to both insurers and defendant solicitors about the benefits to all parties of a transparent and proactive approach to claims.
Charles is a keen amateur athlete who has competed in a number of marathons and distance events. He is particularly proud of finishing in the top 20% of competitors at the UK Half Ironman (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run) and still has ambitions to complete a full distance ironman.