Charles joined JMW in September 2016.
Charles qualified as a solicitor in 1973 and immediately started in an advocacy role as a Prosecuting Solicitor in Cambridge returning to the North West to prosecute in Greater Manchester. There followed three years as a defence lawyer for the major criminal law firm in Hong Kong.
Charles returned to England at the end of 1979, prosecuted for a short while and then went into private practice as a defence advocate also continuing to prosecute as agent for the Crown Prosecution Service. It was at this stage that Charles started to specialise in Road Traffic and Road Transport Law becoming an appointed lawyer for the Road Haulage Association and Freight Transport Association, the major professional associations for the road transport industry in the UK.
By 1989 Road Traffic Law was occupying virtually all of Charles’s time and he took the step of forming his own law firm undertaking exclusively that type of business.
Charles represents motorists and transport companies throughout England and Wales and is a familiar face in Magistrates Courts all over the country. Following his selection by the Lord Chancellor Charles completed five years part-time appointment as what is now a District Judge in the busy city courts of Bradford and Stoke-on-Trent.