Charles Enderby Smith


Charlie read law at University College London before completing his training contract in the London and Hong Kong offices of the international law firm Linklaters LLP, where he qualified into the Litigation and Arbitration department in 2013.

During his time at Linklaters, Charlie was involved in a variety of commercial and media disputes, encompassing the phone hacking litigation, IP litigation and a range of contractual disputes. He also advised on regulatory investigations and insolvency matters.

Charlie joined Carter-Ruck in April 2015. Since then he has advised on contractual, banking, professional negligence and libel disputes, and has had various articles published. He has also acted for clients in the context of international arbitration and in relation to issues faced as a result of the imposition of international sanctions.

Below are some examples of Charlie’s publications.

  • Article in Financial Regulation International examining the potential causes of action available to investors in dark pools that consider they may have suffered loss at the hands of HFT firms.
  • Article in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law examining potential changes in the legal landscape which may make it easier for companies to bring claims against banks in relation to mis-sold products and investments.
  • Article in the Law Society Gazette on a judgment in the Suremime Ltd v Barclays litigation regarding tortious claims against a bank for allegedly failing to carry out a review into the mis-sale of IRHPs in accordance with the agreement reached between that bank and the FCA.
  • Article in the New Law Journal analysing the Holmcroft Judicial Review application on the role of the Independent Reviewer in the IRHP Review.

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