Partner and Arbitrator

Charles Tennant MCIArb

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Charles is a partner in the Family Law team. Charles joined Warners in 2011 and was promoted to partner in 2016. In 2022, after spending some time at another law firm in East Sussex, Charles returned to Warners.

Charles specialises in financial and children disputes that come about following the breakdown of a relationship. Many of those disputes arise during or following the divorce process, of which Charles has a great deal of experience.

Charles recognises how difficult it can be to leave a relationship with dignity and he is committed to finding pragmatic and constructive solutions. Charles works with clients to achieve a fair outcome.

Whilst Charles embraces mediation and other non-adversarial solutions; he is an experienced litigator.

Charles enjoys advocacy and frequently appears in the local family courts and at the Central Family Court in central London. During the time that Charles has worked in family law, he has represented a wide variety of clients from different backgrounds.

In 2024, Charles qualified as an arbitrator (financial scheme). Charles is conscious of the strain that the court system is under and is convinced that arbitration represents a cost effective and speedy alternative to the court process. Charles considers that his experience of practice in Kent and Sussex leaves him well placed to offer a pragmatic and fair arbitration process for those that need it.


  • Migliaccio v Miglaccio [2016] EWHC 1055 (FAM): Decision of Mostyn J sitting in the High Court in connection with a complex enforcement matter.
  • Charles has comprehensive experience of family law, having worked in busy family practices since 2004, as a consequence, he has substantial experience in dealing with a range of family law disputes.
  • Charles has a flair for advocacy and frequently represents client’s interests in court, regularly appearing in the local family courts, the Family Court in central London and on occasion in the High Court.
  • Charles has represented a wide variety of clients, including medical professionals, police officers, builders, farmers, city/financial workers and full-time mums. Charles has a wealth of expertise of dealing with both mid-income clients and high net worth individuals.


If Charles is unavailable, please contact Natasha Mahoney, 01732 747943, [email protected]

Recognition and membership

  • Resolution
  • Resolution Accredited Specialist since 2015 – ‘complex lower-income financial remedies’ and ‘advocacy financial remedy proceedings’
  • Kent Law Society
  • CIARB and IFLA: Arbitrator (financial disputes).

Legal Directories

  • Chambers & Partners – Ranked, 2015 – 2024

Thank you!

Very patient and understanding of my lack of internet skills. A difficult divorce for a multitude of reasons. The outcome being that my family will emotionally benefit greatly from divorced parents that are still friendly towards each other. Which ultimately was my brief.

Danielle Romer
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Pragmatic approach

"He's very experienced, sensible and will adopt a pragmatic approach where needed."

Chambers & Partners

A master of the detail

"Charles Tennant is always a master of the detail without losing sight of the bigger picture." "I feel his advice and approach have always been well thought out, using previous experience as well as knowledge gained from my case.

Chambers & Partners
/ Recommended Lawyer

Extremely eloquent advocacy

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."

Chambers & Partners
/ Recommended Lawyer

Responsiveness and approachable manner

Charles Tennant is experienced in complex financial and children matters. He draws praise for his client-handling skills, including his responsiveness and approachable manner

/ Recommended Lawyer
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