Charles became a tenant in chambers in October 2020 following the successful completion of pupillage. Charles has a mixed practice of crime and family law matters, appearing for youths and adults at magistrate and crown court level.
Prior to joining Chambers, Charles worked as an Accredited Police Station Representative providing advice and assistance to clients in interview under caution concerning a range of offences from theft to violence. In addition, Charles was criminal paralegal at a leading defence firm in South East London, Nelson Guest and Partners. Charles has also appeared in number of county courts across the South East as a County Court advocate.
Notable cases include:
Magistrates and Youth Court
R v KD, High Wycombe Youth Court  Successfully defended a youth charged with ABH against their teacher who suffered life changing injuries from a fall down a flight of stairs.
R v AM, Croydon Youth Court  Successfully defended a youth charged with attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article after being identified following a PACE compliant video procedure.
R v RM, Guildford Crown Court  (Appeal) Secured a reduction in sentence following conviction for possession of a bladed article.
R v PD, Maidstone Crown Court  Suspended sentence for Category A,B,C making and possessing IIOC case.
R v AR, Lewes Crown Court  Appeal against forfeiture of cash order made in the magistrates court.
Criminal Bar Association
BPTC - University of Law
Law LLB - Swansea University
Charles is a regular contributor to Chambers' blog and has written a number of articles on legal issues.
Restrictions on your movements – Know your rights (March 2020)