Who am I?
I am a partner in the family department, working alongside, Susan Knight, Helen Evennett, Charlotte Youdan and Claire Parsons. I joined Coole Bevis in 2020.
What I do
I specialise in financial and children disputes that come about following the breakdown of a relationship. Many of those disputes arise during or following the divorce process, of which I have a great deal of experience.
I recognise how difficult it can be to leave a relationship with dignity and I am committed to finding pragmatic and constructive solutions. I work with clients to achieve a fair outcome.
Whilst I embrace mediation and other non-adversarial solutions I am an experienced litigator.
I enjoy advocacy and frequently appear in the local family courts and at the Central Family Court in central London. During the 16 years that I have worked in family law I have represented a wide variety of clients from different backgrounds.
I am a member of Resolution (First for Family Law). I hold Resolution accreditation in ‘Complex lower income financial remedies’ and ‘Advocacy Financial Remedy proceedings’.
In 2016, I had a reported judgement. Migliaccio v Migliaccio  EWHC 1055 (FAM): Decision of Mosytn J sitting in the High court in connection with a complex enforcement matter.
In recent years my expertise has been recognised:
Chambers and Partners:
2020: Charles Tennant acts for clients on complex and high value matrimonial finance matters, including those which involve pensions. A market commentator notes: “He is confident and assured, both in meetings and at court.”
2019: Charles Tennant is described as being: “a solid and dependable lawyer” who is active in high net worth financial remedy cases. Sources note that he: “well prepared pleasant to deal with.”
2018: Charles Tennant is often called upon for his wealth of experience in handling complex children matters as well as matrimonial finance. Sources praise him for his “extremely eloquent advocacy.”
2017: Charles Tennant is experienced in complex financial and children matters. He draws praise for his client handling skills, including his responsiveness and approachable manner.
2016: Charles Tennant is noted for his wide ranging expertise and is particularly experienced in financial and children issues stemming from divorce. He is commended as being “client focused, he provides a high level of service.”
My hobbies and interests
I have 2 young children; when I am not spending time with them I enjoy sport. My principle hobby is cycling.