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.
"Charles Sussex S.C. has a distinguished reputation in shipping. He has also successfuly turned his hand to a range of commercial work including banking and shareholder disputes. Commentators note: 'His pure advocacy skills make him one of the market's standout performers."
Chambers Global (2011)
“A first-class advocate and excellent on his feet”.
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2010)