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Charles Pimlott

Call 2001

“Very calm, considered and logical as an advocate." "His thorough and no-nonsense approach is particularly valued”
(Chambers UK 2018)

Professional Liability

Charles has acted for both claimants and defendants and their indemnity insurers in relation to claims brought against the whole range of construction industry professionals including engineers, architects, design consultants and project managers. He has also been instructed in relation to claims against financial services and legal professionals.

Selected Cases

  • Acting on behalf of a civil and structural engineering consultancy in relation to a £2M claim arising out the design and specification of slab, foundation and ground improvement works.
  • Acting on behalf of an architect in relation to a claim arising out of the design of foundations at a residential home.
  • Acting on behalf of a solicitor in relation to alleged negligence in connection with the conveyance of a commercial property.
  • Acting on behalf of an architect in relation to a £1million claim arising out of the setting out of a large housing estate.
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  • MA (Cantab)


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Society of Construction Law (UK & Dubai, UAE)
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association


“He provides measured and practical advice. Very much a team player and responsive.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He gets to grips with the contractual details, identifying areas of strength and weakness quickly.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Calm and logical approach to issues which is reassuring to clients, great attention to detail, clear and concise yet thorough.”

Legal 500, 2021

“An excellent lawyer who is very persuasive in both written and oral argument, and a genuine pleasure to work with.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Very calm, considered and logical as an advocate…His thorough and no-nonsense approach is particularly valued.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“Forthright in his advice, formidable in court and able to deliver within tight timescales.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He’s a great opponent who lets you get away with nothing.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He gets salient points out of witnesses when you think there are none to be had.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He is very highly regarded; he’s always on the money and has a very nice manner in court.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“His advocacy works extremely well in the Technology and Construction Court.”

Legal 500, 2016

“An intelligent individual who has a great manner towards both clients and tribunals.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“Particularly adept at handling highly technical and scientific construction and engineering cases.”

Chambers & Partners, 2014

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