Personal Injury – Special interest in Employer’s Liability including factory accidents. Substantial experience in high value Fatal Accident claims. Other areas of practice include Travel claims, Stress at Work claims, Industrial Disease claims and Clinical Negligence

Health & Safety – Acting for the Prosecution and Defendant in Health & Safety Prosecutions.

Insurance Fraud – Acting for insurance companies defending fraudulent claims.

Inquests – Acting for a variety of interested persons in complex inquests.


Recommended by the Legal 500 for personal injury work:
Recommended as a leading junior in 2013
Recommended as a leading junior in 2012

Charles Curtis has ‘a very commanding presence in court’
Legal 500 2011

‘a good all rounder, especially so on quantum’
Legal 500 2010


Durham University (BA Hons)

Professional Memberships



R v Dicky Birds Nurseries Limited

Acted for the prosecution arising out of the death of a toddler at Dicky Birds Nursery. Company pleaded guilty to Health and Safety Offences. Fined £180,000 plus costs.

Coleman v Parsons

Acting on behalf of Mrs Coleman. Mr Coleman was killed and Mrs Coleman was very severely injured in a road traffic accident, when the Defendant rode into them on his motorbike. Claim settled following JSM with substantial compensation.

Re Tiya Chauhan

This inquest arose out of the death of a 22 month old girl who was attending a nursery school. As part of an activity session, cubes of jelly were made available in a sensory tray. Tiya choked on a cube of jelly taken from this tray. The jury considered that the death was contributed to by neglect. Keith Morton QC represented the company operating the nursery, Tim Sharpe represented a senior manager of the company and Charles Curtis acted for the London Borough of Merton.

Re Rene Tkacik

Acted pro bono for the parents of Rene Tkacik, who was killed working on the Crossrail project. Jury critical of the working methods.

Dobson v HMRC

Acted for the Claimant in his claim for stress at work. Claim settled at mediation.

Re Radulescu

Westminster Coroner’s Court. Acted for the family of Mr Radulescu who was found to have been unlawfully killed, when a lift on which he was working fell five floors

Laeeq & Imran v Lawrence

Romford County Court: Award of exemplary damages against two motorists involved in a fraudulent claim

Kardas v Kiss & RSA

Central London County Court:  Award of wasted costs against Claimant’s solicitors, who had failed adequately to investigate allegations of fraud

Touah v Sennitt

Oxford County Court:  Acted for Claimant who suffered very sever injuries in a road traffic accident. Claim settled in excess of £1 million and periodical payments.

LRS Limited v Equity Claims

Central London County Court:  Successful defence of a claim for hire charges in excess of £100,000, when Claimant disbelieved.

Hardman v Corona

High Court:  Acted for Defendant. Claimant suffered traumatic amputation of arm in accident abroad.

Bennett v Stevens

High Court :  Enforceability of Periodical Payments Order against insurer and/or the MIB

Divsalar v Beeston

Central London County Court HHJ Mitchell:  Exemplary damages awarded against fraudster following bogus road traffic accident.

Paton v MOD

High Court – Stanley Burton J:  Multi-million pound claim arising out of light aircraft crash in Cornwall

TGC Fraud Update February 2016

3rd February 2016

Facing up to the challenge of fraud rings.
Please see link below for the second edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication which was set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters. Thank you also for all of the kind words and helpful feedback received about the inaugural edition.


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Inquest into death at Drayton Manor Theme Park

5th November 2019

Charles Curtis has been representing the family of EVHA JANATH at the Inquest into her death at Drayton Manor Theme Park. Evha, who was 11 and was on a school trip to the park, was thrown from the Splash Canyon Ride and into the water. She sadly drowned before she was found and recovered by park staff. The Jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death and noted, as part of their conclusions, that Evha had been in the water for 18 minutes before she was recovered by Park Staff.

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