The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work 020 7638 9271
Fax 020 7628 7525

Charles Spragge

Work 020 7638 9271
Druces LLP

Work Department

Litigation Department


Charles has been conducting Litigation and Arbitration since 1988, acting for and advising banks, companies, professionals, directors, business owners, government entities, investors and entrepreneurs. He has represented clients in arbitrations under all the leading arbitral rules as well as under the Arbitration Act. He is a solicitor-advocate and has wide experience of mediation both as counsel and as mediator. He also undertakes transactional work for banks advising on trade finance and general lending.


Trained Ince & Co (1988-92), qualified as a solicitor 1990; CMS Cameron McKenna (1992-2005), partner from 2001-06; litigation partner, TLT Solicitors (2006-12); Starr & Partners, London, head of dispute resolution (2012-14); joined forces with Druces LLP 2014.


International Chamber of Commerce; LCIA; CIArb.


King’s College School, Wimbledon; European Studies and French, Lancaster University (1982).


Fishing, tennis, cycling, reading.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Druces LLP's 'team is very hardworking, organised and committed to getting the right results for clients'. The disputes practice covers high-value cross-border matters, banking and finance, claimant-side professional negligence,  claims against directors, shareholder and partnership issues, mining, oil and gas, and property and insolvency. Julian Johnstone, Charles Spragge  and Neil Hayter are experienced advisers, and Rachel Brown is a highly regarded senior associate.

[back to top]

London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

The banking and capital markets practice at¬†Druces LLP¬†act for a growing number of banks¬†located or active in emerging markets, notably Turkey, India, China and Latin America. Among these are Bank of China, ICICI Bank, Credit Europe Bank, Denizbank and the Bank of London and the Middle East. The firm joins the ranking this year and its work for banks in 2018 included a¬†$40m receivables financing involving two Latin American jurisdictions, and the ‚ā¨75m refinancing of a floating power plant in Turkey. A key focus for the practice, led by¬†an experienced finance and disputes Charles Spragge,¬†is the¬†mining and minerals sector, in which the firm handles equity capital raising for early stage exploration companies through to the issue of listed debt to fund the acquisition of operating assets.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Druces LLP

  • New revised guidelines for administrators in pre-pack sales

    Pre-pack sales by administrators are now used frequently enough for most people in business to be aware of them and many have come across them in their business lives. A small amount of controversy still attaches to pre-packs, but it is probably right to say that they are now an accepted part of the UK business scene as a useful means of rescuing a business in difficulty and preserving some or all of the jobs connected with the business.
    - Druces

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to