Charles is Addleshaw Goddard's Senior Partner and chairs the firm's Board. Charles became Senior Partner on 1 May 2016.

Charles is a corporate partner based in the London office and was previously the firm's Head of Corporate Finance. Charles has acted over the years for a number of public and private companies including US, South African and Japanese corporates, as well as intermediaries, on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (particularly public takeovers), securities issues and joint ventures.

Prior to joining AG, Charles spent a two-year secondment as Secretary of the UK Takeover Panel, and held senior leadership positions in the UK and New York for an international law firm.

Clients for who Charles has acted for in recent years include Bibby Line Group, Charles Stanley Securities, ClearStar Inc., CompuGROUP, Guardian Media Group plc, the Holiday Extras Group, Mars Inc., Miller Insurance Holdings, MyCelx Technologies Corporation, Rathbone Brothers Plc, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. and the UK Takeover Panel.

Charles is a Director of BritishAmerican Business Inc. and sits on its Executive Committee.