Trainer’s Profile

Charles Edwin Edwards (2002), MSt(Cantab) MSc(LondFCInstCES Barrister
Charles is first-class dual-qualified construction barrister and a legal expert in construction and engineering law. Charles is the founder of New Temple Chambers, a barristers chambers specialising exclusively in construction and engineering law, chancery and commercial litigation. Charles has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and provides first class training in all aspects of construction and engineering law.

Charles’s knowledge and insight has been described as “unparalleled’. Charles’s “grasp and in-depth knowledge of construction, construction law and dispute resolution…is second to none.” Charles is “… extremely dedicated, precise and utterly relentless…”. He has been described as “…a leading thinker in the construction law field” and is “an advocate you most certainly want on your side”.


  • Barrister (2002)
  • Public Access Accredited Barrister
  • Middle Temple
  • MSt (Cantab) University of Cambridge (Departments of Engineering and Architecture)
  • MSc (Lond) King’s College London (Centre of Construction Law)
  • Inns of Court School of Law, Gray’s Inn
  • Member of the Centre of Sustainable Governance and Law in the Built Environment at University College London (UCL)
  • Worshipful Company of Arbitrators
  • JCT Council Member (ICES Representative)
  • Contracts and Dispute Resolution Panel Member (CICES)
  • Commercial Management Practices Committee (CICES)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)
  • Technology and Construction Bar Association (TECBAR)


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