Charles Irvine

Year of Call: 2010
Email Address: Charles.irvine@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Commercial

Charles advises and represents clients in both contentious and non-contentious business and commercial matters. His experience includes:

  • Non-contentious: Advising on and preparing standard terms and conditions, partnership agreements, exclusivity agreements and franchise agreements.
  • Contentious: Acting for and against a large number of commercial entities from multinational corporations through to SMEs in a range of contractual, intra-company and consumer disputes.
  • Insolvency: Corporate and individual insolvency, including all stages of winding-up and bankruptcy and associated applications (setting aside statutory demands, injunctions and validation orders).

Recent cases:

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG v Technosport London Ltd & Agyeton [2016] EWHC 797 (IPEC)

High Court trial concerning passing off and trade mark infringement of the BMW word mark and roundel logo.

Doctor Associates Inc v Hussain [2014] EWHC 3384 (IPEC)

High Court application to set aside default judgment on terms in a passing off case.

  • GHML v Maroo [2012] - Led by David Berkley QC of 3PB for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal on the fiduciary duties owed by directors.
  • Advising a large group of companies on their standard terms and conditions and updating the same in light of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

Banking and Finance

Charles advises on and appears for SMEs on a significant number of interest rate hedging product (IRHP) mis-selling cases, with David Berkley QC of 3PB, raising Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 breaches and raising limitation and Suremine issues.

Regularly instructed on behalf of lenders in a range of contractual and enforcement of security proceedings.

Junior counsel to David Berkley QC of 3PB in a SME mis-selling claim against a large banking group, which settled and was reported in the Sunday Times (2 August 2015).

Publications

  • 13th Jun 2017

    Privilege under investigation: a commercial update by Charles Irvine. When will solicitor's working papers (as opposed to advice) attract privilege? And what is the scope of legal advice privilege ("LAP") and litigation privilege ("LP")?

    Charles Irvine (call 2010) analyses the recent case of Director of the Serious Fraud Office v. Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd [2017] EWHC 1017 (QB), its impact on its impact for civil litigation.

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Academic qualifications

•    2009 - 2010: Bar Vocational Course, City Law School, Graded "Outstanding" (ranking well within the top 20 students that year).
•    2008 - 2009: Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), City University.
•    2005 - 2008: BA (Hons), University of London (Royal Holloway).

 

Scholarships

  • 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).
  • Awarded a scholarship to read English at the University of London.

Direct Access

Charles Irvine is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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