Charlie advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. He has particular experience and expertise in: Senior recruitment, remuneration and exits; Mental health in the workplace, including serious psychiatric breakdowns from stress and overwork; Bullying, harassment, discrimination and matters arising from #MeToo; Investigation of allegations of serious misconduct; Employee competition and restrictive covenants; Whistleblowing; Boardroom and shareholder disputes.
Charlie is an experienced litigator not only in the Employment Tribunal but also in the High Court and appellate courts up to the Supreme Court.
Charlie acts for clients in a wide range of sectors, including technology, media, entertainment, financial services and professional services. He is experienced in advising on private client employment matters for high-profile individuals.
Charlie’s recent experience includes:
- Completing a formal investigation following allegations of misconduct during the production of a major film
- Advising a financial services employer on the recruitment of a senior individual from a competitor
- Defending a group of employees in the events sector against allegations of unlawfully competing with their former employer
- Representing an individual who was expelled from their profession following inadequately investigated allegations of sexual harassment
- Acting for a financial services executive who was subject to a campaign of homophobic bullying and harassment, resulting in the client becoming severely unwell
- Advising a senior lawyer who had become seriously unwell while working on a particularly challenging case and was then subject to allegations of negligence by their employer
- Advising a private client in relation to a dispute with a former member of domestic staff
Before joining Stewarts in 2020, Charlie practised employment law for nearly six years at Harbottle & Lewis. Charlie has also worked for two years at an employment law boutique firm, Twenty Twenty Law, having completed his training at Lawrence Graham in 2012. He has a first-class degree in English Literature from the University of Durham.
Charlie has been mentioned in The Legal 500 (2013 and 2014) and Super Lawyers (2014).
Accreditations and memberships
Charlie is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Publications and media
Charlie regularly comments on employment law issues in the media, including People Management, Personnel Today, the Law Society Gazette and HR News.
Charlie’s interests include film, food, football and theatre. He has been a member of the board of Out of Joint, a theatre company, since 2018.