Charles Flint QC is rated by Chambers UK (2020) and The Legal 500 (2020) as a leading barrister in financial services law, and as a leading mediator. In addition to banking and financial services cases, Charles has mediated human rights, employment, fine art, insurance, professional negligence, public procurement, and sports law disputes. He has mediated in the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2019 he was listed in The Legal 500 “hall of fame”, for excellence in mediation.
In May 2018 Charles mediated the settlement of the claims brought against the Secret Intelligence Service by Abdul-Hakim Belhaj arising out of his rendition to Libya in 2004 (Financial Times, 10 May 2018). In June 2019 he mediated the claims of Bank Mellat against HM Treasury, following the 2013 decision of the Supreme Court that the imposition of sanctions on the Iranian bank was unlawful (Financial Times, 18 June 2019). In December 2019 Charles co-mediated the settlement of the group litigation brought by 555 postmasters against the Post Office (The Times, 12 December 2019).
Charles is a director of the Dubai Financial Services Authority; a member of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (which determines claims against the UK intelligence agencies); a member of the judicial chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (which judges cases under the UEFA financial fair play rules); president of the National Anti-Doping Panel (which judges doping cases in UK sport); and chairman of the International Tennis Federation tribunal. He is engaged in the independent review of complaints brought against Royal Bank of Scotland in relation to its global restructuring group.