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Charles King

Call 2019


Charles joined Maitland in September 2020, having successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Fiona Dewar, Watson Pringle, Caley Wright, and Richard Fowler. During pupillage, Charles gained experience of a wide range of Chambers’ practice areas, including commercial disputes, civil fraud, insolvency, company law, landlord and tenant, professional negligence, and charities law. He is now developing a broad commercial chancery practice. 

Charles’ background is in intellectual property law. Between 2014 and 2017, he trained and qualified as a chartered trade mark attorney, before leaving the profession to come to the bar. He worked on a range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark, copyright, and design matters, including proceedings before the UK and EU intellectual property offices. Charles has also worked in industry, having spent a year with Samsung Electronics after completing his undergraduate degree.  


BPTC, City Law School: Outstanding (2019)
GDL, City Law School: Commendation (2018)
Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Law School: Distinction (2017)
Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice, QMUL: Distinction (2016)
BA, History and Spanish, University of Oxford (Keble College): First Class (2013)


Barstow Scholarship, City Law School (2019)
Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn (2019)
Lord Mansfield Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2018)
Maitland Advocacy Prize (2017)
Gibbs Prize, University of Oxford (2013)
Kolkhorst Exhibition, University of Oxford (2011)
Cyril Jones Memorial Prize, University of Oxford (2010)


Spanish (fluent)




Charles’ clerks are happy to discuss the terms on which he accepts instructions.  In the absence of written agreement otherwise, Charles accepts instructions on the BSB’s Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons (2012) (as updated for the GDPR in 2018). A link to those terms can be found here.