Charlie’s experience includes acting for clients in litigation before the English courts and in offshore common law jurisdictions, as well as in arbitral proceedings under the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rules.

He works with clients from a variety of sectors, including financial services, telecommunications and IT, and from a range of jurisdictions, including in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Charlie has experience of bringing and defending claims. Stewarts’ conflict-free platform also means that Charlie is able to act against institutions that other City firms may not.



Prior to joining Stewarts, Charlie trained and practised in the London and Paris offices of White & Case, where he was also seconded to the dispute resolution team of a global investment bank.

Prior to his legal career, Charlie studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford, from the latter of which he holds a post-graduate degree in Islamic history and Arabic.


  • Advising a leading Indian financial institution in relation to non-performing loans and the cross-border enforcement of personal guarantees
  • Acting for a UK-regulated bank in a complex fraud-based dispute arising from the enforcement of a share pledge given as security for a €150m loan
  • Acting for a high-net-worth individual and others in a multi-jurisdictional dispute relating to an alleged scheme to defraud creditors, involving complex trust issues and claims for asset freezing relief
  • Representing a shareholder in a major telecommunications company in relation to multi-billion-dollar ICC arbitration proceedings, including ancillary proceedings in the British Virgin Islands
  • Advising an investment bank regarding a claim under a deed of guarantee and an International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) option agreement
  • Advising an international provider of IT infrastructure services in relation to several complex, technical and high-value contractual disputes

Accreditations and Memberships

  • Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Board member
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)

Publications and Media

Charlie has regularly written about fraud, financial services and other issues, including for The Banker and the International Financial Law Review. He co-authored a report produced by Stewarts and Solomonic analysing data relating to fraud claims in the English courts.

He has been interviewed by Law360 and Bloomberg and has spoken at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime.


Charlie enjoys cricket and spending time with his young family in the West Country.