Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, graduating with First Class Honours in Law. While working as Associate to The Honourable Justice Bernard Murphy of the Federal Court of Australia, Charles was awarded the Charles Allen Scholarship (Cambridge Australia Scholarship) to study a Masters of Law at the University of Cambridge. Charles’ postgraduate studies focused on transnational litigation, competition law and public law.
Charles’ broad range of legal experience includes practising in multi-jurisdictional matters for leading corporate/defence firms in the areas of commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration and competition and consumer law. Before joining Maurice Blackburn, Charles was an Associate in the London office of US litigation firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, practising in the firm's Dispute Resolution group.
In addition to having a breadth of experience in a range of large-scale commercial disputes, Charles is also a strong advocate for access to justice and has extensive pro bono experience. He has been a research volunteer at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre, and has worked as an Acting Principal Lawyer at the Animal Law Institute, and has volunteered for the Barristers' Animal Welfare Panel, the Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic, the Human Rights Law Centre and the Refugee Legal Service. Charles has also investigated and settled, on a pro bono basis, numerous claims against a pet food producer for the sale of toxic dog food.
"Having practised in defendant firms in Australia and overseas, I came to realise that my skills and experience were better utilised in the pursuit of access to justice for victims of wrongdoing,” says Charles.
"Through the mechanism of class actions, I can obtain redress for ordinary people, and I am pleased that my work acts as a deterrent against corporate misconduct.”
Charles has had various works published in leading law journals and has also been an academic advisor to one of Australia's leading law journals. Charles was also editor of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law in 2015 and 2016. Charles was shortlisted for the Rogers Legal Writing Award in 2016 and was runner-up for the same award in 2019.
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