Charles graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2013 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Actuarial Studies). Charles completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law in January 2014. Charles was admitted as a lawyer in New South Wales in April 2014. Charles joined Kerin Benson Lawyers as a Senior Lawyer in October 2018.
Charles is responsible for drafting by-laws, providing strata and community titles advice and acting and advising in NCAT and ACAT proceedings.
In his previous role in a boutique law firm in Chinatown, Charles reviewed documents including contracts for the sale of land, contracts for the sale of business, commercial and retail leases, wills, powers of attorney, and applications for probate / letters of administration. Charles acted for purchasers and vendors in conveyancing and business matters, and for lessors and lessees in lease matters. In particular, Charles managed an off-the-plan project for a Chinese property developer which included drafting master off-the-plan contracts, corresponding with banks regarding the developer’s financing and appearing in the Supreme Court of New South Wales on behalf of the developer in proceedings against the Owners Corporation of an adjoining property.
Charles has appeared in the Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court in NSW, as well as the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia in the Commonwealth jurisdiction, in matters ranging from a dispute over a real estate agent’s entitlement to a commission for the sale of a commercial property, to the presentation of a creditor’s petition to commence bankruptcy proceedings against a former client to recover unpaid legal fees.
In his free time, Charles enjoys running, playing soccer and tennis, and dining out at cafes and restaurants. Charles particularly enjoys drinking a good quality hot chocolate or cappuccino.