5 Essex Court

Charles Apthorp

Call 1983

Charles’ areas of expertise include police law, employment law, commercial litigation and professional negligence. He acts for a wide range of clients including police forces, public bodies, private companies and individuals.

Charles frequently lectures for a number of organisations including police authorities, insurers and solicitors on police related subjects. He played an important role in developing and delivering Chambers’ NPIA accredited training on all aspects of the 2012 Conduct and Performance Regulations and has more recently trained Legally Qualified Chairs prior to their introduction in 2017. 

Charles has run in-house training courses for solicitors in negotiating skills, ADR and Mediation, and lectured General Practitioners on litigating PCT contracts, legal remedies for GMS and PMS contractual disputes. He also recently lectured at the Westminster Forum seminar on Integrity and previously the Insurance Institute of London.

Charles accepts instructions and has considerable experience acting in Direct Access cases.

Charles joined 5 Essex Court in 1997 from 3 Temple Gardens.