Charlie joined Youngs Chartered Surveyors in 2003 and became a partner in Youngs Chartered Surveyors in 2008 and a Director of YoungsRPS in 2014. The son of a Cumbrian farmer, he has worked as a chartered surveyor in the region for almost 20 years and works from the Hexham office. His specialism is all issues relating to CAP Reform, grants and subsidies, environmental schemes, commoners rights and uplands schemes. He was instrumental in strengthening this side of the business through the formal association with Lines Mitchell in 2014. This move has put YoungsRPS to the fore in dealing with rural grant scheme disputes. He is also an administrator for a number of complex group Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreements.