Charles Irvine

Charles Irvine

Call 2010

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Public Law & Regulatory

Charles advises on a range of public and regulatory matters, including: 

Public: Contentious public law, with a cross-over with other areas of practice, in particular property, housing and insolvency work.  Charles was also instructed on the Tchenguiz v SFO litigation and CC&C v HMRC (see below).;

Housing: Housing Act 1996 and 2004 matters, including licensing for houses in multiple occupation (HMO), challenging interim and final management orders and section 202 Housing Act 1996 appeals.; and

Regulatory: Advisory work on financial regulation, in particular claims brought by the Financial Conduct Authority for breaches of the Financial Services and Markets Act.  Prior to commencing pupillage, Charles investigated and prepared cases for various regulatory bodies such as the Health Professions Council (now Health and Care Professions Council) and General Teaching Council (now National College for Teaching and Leadership).

Notable cases

CC&C v HMRC [2014] EWCA Civ 1653

Court of Appeal decision regarding the availability of interim injunctive relief in aid of a statutory appeal, with Geraint Jones QC. 

Tchenguiz v the Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2014]

Instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in the disclosure and evidence aspect of the £300m damages claim concerning allegations of misfeasance in public office, wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, violation of Article 8 and trespass, raising issue of public interest immunity and third party disclosure rights. 

Hayatt v Cherwell District Council [2014]

First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property) appeal against the refusal to revoke an Interim Management Order. 



Academic Qualifications

•    2009 - 2010: Bar Vocational Course, City Law School, Graded "Outstanding".
•    2008 - 2009: Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), City University.
•    2005 - 2008: BA (Hons), University of London (Royal Holloway).


•    2009: Gray's Inn Scholarship to study for the Bar Vocational Course.
•    2008: Society Crest Award for outstanding contribution to the University of London.
•    2005: Bedford Entrance Scholarship to read English at University of London (Royal Holloway).

Charles was awarded a scholarship to read English at the University of London. He attained the grade "Outstanding" on the Bar Vocational Course in 2010 and was ranked well within the top 20 students in his year.