Charlie was called to the Bar in 1991, being awarded the WA Maakad Prize for the highest mark in the European Commercial Law module. He had previously graduated from the University of Oxford with a 1st Class Honours in Geography and undertaken post-graduate research at the Universities of Oxford and Sussex.
He became a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1995, and was a partner in EarthRights Solicitors until 2010. He is a member of the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) and E-LAW (Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide).
Major public inquiries include: A303 Stonehenge DCO, Westbury by-pass, Weymouth relief road, Barnstaple Western by-pass and bridge, Emirates (Arsenal) and Amex (Brighton and Hove Albion) football stadia, Whitecleaves Quarry IBA (incinerator bottom ash), Pinewood Studios, Portobello, Brighton STW (Sewage Treatment Works), and the WBB ball-clay Quarry.
Other public inquiries have involved major housing schemes, Green Belt and AONB development, quarrying, allotments and leisure centres.
He has also represented local community organisations at Local Plan and Mineral Local Plan inquiries.
For further details see the Cases and Campaigns section of this website.