Charlie has 20 years’ experience of acting at inquest and in civil proceedings in a wide range of clinical accident claims and he is ranked as a leading junior in clinical negligence in The Legal 500. Most of his caseload involves high-value or medically complex claims including fatality during the course of medical treatment, perinatal injury to mother and child, delayed diagnosis of cancer and iatrogenic injury in the course of treatment (particularly injury to the bowel). Charlie has a particular interest and considerable experience in representing members of the armed forces in respect of treatment received in both a military and civilian setting and he has represented a number of elite and professional sportsmen and women in respect of the treatment of career-ending injuries.
Charlie is described in the legal directories as “a superb advocate with a fantastic success rate” who “…has the full range – he’s very good with clients, and a fantastic advocate who wins difficult cases. His attention to detail is excellent”, “He’s very confident and accessible. He builds up a good rapport with witnesses; he’s engaging and clear but not dogmatic”.
- Matuszczak v Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust. A claim for psychiatric illness resulting from the still birth of the Claimant’s baby.
- Shoniwa v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust. A claim for obstetric negligence leading to asphyxia and brain injury to the Claimant’s son and severe psychiatric injury to the Claimant.
- Byrne v MoD. A claim for the negligent treatment of a knee injury suffered by a serving soldier and her subsequent deployment to Afghanistan, leading to subsequent re-injury and ultimately a below knee amputation. Complicated causation issues with similar arguments to those in Wright v Cambridge Medical Group  EWCA Civ 669.
- Ramesh v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust. A fatal accident claim arising from the Claimant’s husband’s death following vascular injury sustained during the course of an angiogram.
- Arrands v Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. A claim arising from iatrogenic bowel injury during the course of arthroscopic surgery leading to severe debilitating injury and a permanent ileostomy.
- Meade v Timeyin. A claim arising from the delayed diagnosis of cancer.