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Charlie has advised property clients, predominantly institutions and private offices, on investment, asset management and development projects for over 35 years.

Charlie is best known for his work on community developments for landowners and promoters and capital projects for major institutions as well as advising livery companies.

Charlie has over 35 years' experience in the commercial property market starting in the 1980's upwards cycle, then transacting for proactive clients in the 1990's and most recently participating in the London and UK market as a destination for international capital. Charlie has been at the forefront of the development of urban communities and commercial projects reflecting the growing sophistication and flexibility of prime buildings.

His main areas of focus are:

  • Investment and development projects for private capital, both international and UK. These projects are generally part of the client's long-term investment strategy and often as part of substantial mixed-use portfolios
  • Community development projects particularly for leading estates, working on the promotion and delivery of mixed-use high-quality design and sustainable communities, and
  • Capital projects for institutions and charities.

Charlie qualified as a solicitor in 1985.


"Charlie is on top of his game and is a real pleasure to work with." (Chambers UK 2024)

Charlie is ranked in leading legal directories Chambers UK and The Legal 500 who say:

"… a level of knowledge and experience like no other with a true passion for his job.’(Legal 500 2023)

"An exceptional lawyer who is very experienced and strategic as well as being highly approachable and collaborative." (Chambers UK 2023)

"Charlie gives clear, concise advice and is capable of discussing complex matters with all different types of clients." (Chambers UK 2023)

"He is consistently responsive and easy to work with." "Charles has been fantastic." (Chambers UK 2021)

The team's standout practitioner and "an acknowledged name for real estate", Charles Anderson shows that he "can handle handle high value engagements". (Chambers UK 2020)

"Very easy to work with" and the "lead figure", a client states. (Chambers UK 2019)

"Great collaborator" Charles Anderson possesses a "phenomenal attention to detail that he applies in a very practical way," commentators state. (Chambers UK 2018)

Memberships and Accolades

Charlie worked with Adam Architecture commissioned from Future Places Studio on the report 'Placemaking: A patient approach to creating communities'.

Charlie writes and lectures on commercial property in the UK and abroad. He has spoken at the annual Civil Society Charity Property Conference.

Charlie has contributed to an urban community project initiative for The Prince's Foundation and has contributed to Policy Exchange’s The Duty to Build Beautiful Series and The Building Better Building Beautiful Commission.

Charlie is head of the Farrer & Co Livery Companies Sector.

Charlie is an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism.

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