An experienced and well liked leading junior barrister. Charles practises nationwide, having practised in London and the South East before moving to Cambridge. Respected for his excellent client care and outstanding advocacy ability, Charles has an intuitive style and a proven track record of success. He is often instructed in both legally and factually complex multi-handed cases and comes into his own when acting in a trial.
Charles is an experienced barrister dealing with an array of regulatory and related matters.
He regularly acts for the Local Authorities and individuals in licensing and other regulatory matters. He has extensive experiences in the implementation and prosecution of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and the wider regulatory offences for housing standards. He advises Local Authorities on the application to Central Government for the granting of appropriate licences prior to their implementation.
He is able to act in matters relating to unlawful eviction and other housing related matters.
Peterborough City Council v Kaur – prosecuted the wife of a local solicitor for regulatory housing law matters which result in the judge referring her husband to the SRA.
Peterborough City Council v Lal and others – prosecuted the husband of a Peterborough City Council Councillor for regulatory breaches of housing regulations. Successfully resisted several separate allegations of abuse of process made against the leaders of the council and secured convictions. Case was of media interest in Peterborough.
CCC v Coppola – a case arguing about the applicability of the POCA to recover rent paid to a landlord following the failure to comply with an Improvement notice.