Charles works with a broad range of commercial, public sector, charitable and individual clients, advising them on public law issues including judicial review, human rights, information law and the powers and duties of local and other public authorities. He regularly advises clients on constitutional issues such as the limits on the Scottish Parliament’s powers, and has significant experience of delivering private legislation including Harbour Revision Orders and Acts of the Scottish Parliament. He was one of the most in-demand commentators on the legal and constitutional questions raised by the Scottish independence debate.
Charles also has substantial competition law expertise, advising clients on issues including antitrust compliance and investigations, merger control, State aid and public procurement.
Charles is an experienced litigator, having handled major cases in the Sheriff courts, the Court of Session, the UK Supreme Court and House of Lords, and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
He is named by Chambers & Partners in both Competition Law and Administrative & Public Law.
Market sources say Charles is "very good on court issues because he is very involved" - Chambers & Partners 2016
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