A former solicitor, Charles transferred to the Bar in England in 1982 and in Hong Kong in 1983. Whilst still appearing in the Hong Kong Courts, he practised in England from 1989 to 1999 at 2 Essex Court (the London chambers now known as Quadrant Chambers).
Charles has a broad commercial and corporate practice, which includes “complex insurance and finance-related disputes” (Chambers Asia 2011), as well as shipping, banking, securities and company litigation and arbitration.
“A lawyer who should be taken very seriously”.
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2012)
“acclaimed by sources as being "incredibly good in all respects," two key qualities being his "very strong commercial brain" and "formidable" courtroom skills. Notably active in, among others, the financial services, securities and shipping sectors,”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2017)