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V. Charles Ward


I am a solicitor specialising in residential and commercial property and work freelance. I am also a legal writer and author of several books including Residential Leaseholders' Handbook; Legal Profession: is it for you?; and Housing Regeneration: a Plan for Implementation (published February 2018).


I am a qualified solicitor specialising in residential and commercial conveyancing as well as estate development and urban regeneration. I am also an established legal writer and the author of several books on legal subjects. I began writing for publication in 1991 with a series of articles for Legal Executive Journal. From 1994 to 2001 I wrote a weekly law page for Local Government Chronicle and  also contributed frequently to Estates Gazette. Most of my work is written from my own professional experience and expertise. This includes 'Pass Your Exam, Get That Job and Build Your Career' which is written from my 20 years as a Chief Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and as someone who has sat at both sides of the interview table.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Commercial and residential conveyancing
    Commercial and residential landlord and tenant
    Freehold enfranchisement and statutory lease-extensions
    Company law
    Urban regeneration and town planning

Personal Interests

    Public speaking
    Writing for publication
    Finding solutions Britain's housing crisis
    The personal qualities which make a good lawyer (anywhere)



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Residential Leaseholders Handbook - Ward - 1st Edition book cover


Local Government Lawyer

Freehold Enfranchisement and Local Authorities

Published: Aug 28, 2020 by Local Government Lawyer
Authors: V.Charles Ward
Subjects: Law

Explains the Law Commission's proposed reforms on enfranchisement law as it affects local authorities

The Toastmaster

Case of Moldy Ginger Cake

Published: Jul 14, 2018 by The Toastmaster
Authors: V.Charles Ward
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Law, Communications Studies

How Toastmasters made me a better lawyer


Get Paid -A Guide for Small Business

By: V. Charles Ward
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

My latest book 'Get Paid - A small business guid to getting paid what's owed to you' reached publication in May 2020. It provides a complete and practical guide to the small claims court.

2019 - 2020 Catch-up

By: V. Charles Ward
Subjects: Built Environment

During 2019 I exchanged on three major housing acquisitions which will deliver 119 new affordable homes. In March 2020 I completed my annual conveyancing update for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Also completed first draft of a new book bural and cremation law. Nothing else published on the subject for nearly 20 years. Draft is currently with the the Institute of of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, pending review and will then go through to publication. Also re-launched 'Pass Your Exam, Get that Job and Build a Career' with new front cover.  It's based on my experience s a CILEX examiner for more than 20 years. Are you in the picture? The current Coronavirus lockdown has also given me an opportunity to complete my my latest book 'Get Paid', which is written for small traders and takes them through the Small Claims Procedure. I had started the project back in 2018 and never got around to progressing it. What to write about next?  Perhaps something about coronavirus.