Charles is an experienced regulatory crime and compliance solicitor advising corporations and their directors on investigations, prosecutions and other enforcement actions in relation to the offences and other breaches of duty which can be committed by companies.
The areas in which Charles works includes bribery and corruption, environmental, waste and nuisance, corporate manslaughter, health and safety, trading standards and consumer protection, animal welfare, pricing and promotions, food labelling, food hygiene and food safety, weights and measures, Coroner's Inquests, Public Inquiries, product recall and product safety etc.
Charles has 30 years’ experience in pretty much all sectors but, in particular has developed a real bedrock of experience in retail, food and drink, hospitality and leisure, manufacturing, rail, construction, property and facilities management, automotive, government and defence, mining, transport, warehousing and logistics, and healthcare.
Charles has regularly acted for individuals charged with serious criminal offences, but is primarily known for his representation of many well-known global and national businesses, often in high profile cases.
Charles is acutely aware of reputational risk/brand protection and is used to having to act and advise in high profile matters, often on an emergency basis as part of a crisis management senior team. The nature of his work means that he regularly advises directly at board level.
Charles is ranked highly locally and nationally in various legal directories (and has been over many years) and is a regular speaker at seminars and events, a provider of bespoke training for clients and umbrella bodies, and a writer of articles on various subjects within his expertise.