Charles Arrand > Shoosmiths LLP > Milton Keynes, England > Lawyer Profile

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Charles is an experienced regulatory crime solicitor advising corporations and their directors on investigations, prosecutions and other enforcement actions in relation to the offences which can be committed by companies, including bribery and corruption, environmental, waste and nuisance, corporate manslaughter, health and safety, trading standards, animal welfare, pricing and promotions, food labelling, food hygiene and food safety, weights and measures, Coroner’s inquests, product recall and product safety etc.

Charles has over 20 years’ experience in pretty much all sectors but in particular – retail, food and drink, hospitality and leisure, manufacturing, rail, construction, property and facilities management, automotive, government and defence, mining, transport, warehousing and logistics, and healthcare and acts for individuals as well as many well-known global and high street businesses.

Charles is acutely aware of reputational risk/brand protection and is used to having to act and advise in high profile matters. Charles is ranked locally and nationally in various legal directories over many years, and is a regular speaker at seminars and events, a provider of bespoke training for clients and umbrella bodies, a writer of articles on various subjects within his expertise and a reviewing editor of leading textbook Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice.



Charles trained at Pinsent and Co London and Birmingham and qualified in 1994.

June 2016 to date – Partner, Shoosmiths LLP
May 2005 to June 2016 – Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP
July 2003 to May 2005 – Senior Associate, DLA Piper UK LLP
September 1997 to July 2003 – Senior Associate, Pinsent Curtis Biddle
September 1994 to September 1997 – Assistant Solicitor, Pinsent Curtis
September 1992 to September 1994 – Trainee Solicitor, Pinsent and Co


The Law Society
Birmingham Law Society
International Bar Association
Middlesex County Cricket Club
British Association of Shooting and Conservation
The Java Far East Prisoners of War Club
Helmdon” and “The Intangibles Cricket Clubs


Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland

University of Nottingham and Nottingham Law School: BA (hons) Law with History and Social Anthropology (1991) and Law Society Finals (1992)

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Employment > Health and safety

(Leading individuals)

Charles ArrandShoosmiths LLP

Part of the firm’s nationwide regulatory team, Shoosmiths LLP‘s South East health and safety team handles the full spectrum of contentions and non-contentious work for its large and varied client base. The South East team is jointly headed by Charles Arrand (Milton Keynes) and Philip Ryan (Reading), and provides advice and support on serious and fatal matters such as work arising from the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire. Arrand advises clients from a variety of sectors on the full range of regulatory crime work, and is especially well-regarded for his sensitivity to reputational harms. Principal associate Joanne Sear, based in the firm’s Thames Valley office, provides general and strategic advice to high-value and prestigious clients. ‘Hardworking and passionate’ associate Rubina Zaidi  is also recommended.

London > Employment > Health and safety

(Leading individuals)

Charles ArrandShoosmiths LLP