Having worked exclusively in family law for 11 years, I have built up considerable experience of dealing with the problems that arise when relationships breakdown. I have represented a wide variety of clients including: medical professionals (nurses, doctors & paramedics), police officers, builders, farmers, city/financial workers and full-time mums. I have a wealth of expertise of dealing with both mid income clients and high net worth individuals, recently achieving settlement on cases with assets between £100,000.00 and £5,000,000.00.
I appreciate how difficult it can be to leave a relationship with dignity and I am committed to finding pragmatic solutions and I will leave no stone unturned on your behalf. I am a member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes, and I have recently achieved accreditation as Resolution Specialist with a focus on: Complex financial and property matters and Preparing and Presenting cases in court – money and property cases.
As a father of 2 young children, I truly understand the importance of maintaining a good relationship with and the desire to protect ones children. I regularly advise on children matters including complex disputes involving issues such as shared care and re-location.
I have a flair for advocacy and frequently represent my client’s interests in court, regularly appearing in the local county courts, the Family Court in central London and on occasion in the High Court.
Over the years many clients have complimented me on my diligence, empathy and expertise. I pride myself on my determination to achieve a fair outcome.
“You've done an amazing job with a very complicated situation and I'm very grateful to you for the positive outcome we achieved.” - Ms Nicky Pearson
“Thank you so much for helping me navigate the whole process. You were more than just my solicitor, you felt like a friend too.” - Ms J Kennet.
“First of all I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to you for all your hard work and help with this - I really appreciate all the effort you have put into this matter and for sorting out for me such a successful conclusion.” - Mrs Carswell
“Just a note to say thank you for all the help you gave me. Not only did I feel I was getting the best legal advice but also that you really did care about my situation.” - Mr Roff.
“I very much appreciate your diligence, expertise, reason and empathy over the past year through the divorce process. I wish you continued success in your career.” - Mr Tanner
‘Appointing Charles was a game-changer for me - he has an expert knowledge of family law with a deep understanding of the nature and complexity of the issues and emotions involved. In the court room itself Charles will represent you in a skilled, barrister esq manner. Charles has been great from first to last - My only regret is I did not appoint him sooner.' - Daniel, A Police Officer
Areas of Expertise
- Children Act Proceedings (Contact/Residence/Specific Issue)
- Cohabitation Disputes/Cohabitation Contracts
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Complex financial and property matters (medium to low income households)
- Preparing and presenting cases in court – money and property cases
Charles Tennant is often called upon for his wealth of experience in handling complex children matters as well as matrimonial finance. Sources praise him for his "extremely eloquent advocacy."