Charlotte has a reputation as an approachable advocate and is well-known for her thorough preparation, practical focus and client care, making her a popular choice.
Charlotte has developed a strong and flourishing practice in the fields of family and civil law and is frequently instructed in cases of complexity beyond that expected for her call.
Charlotte accepts instructions in all areas of family law and has particular experience in public and private law proceedings regarding children. She has considerable knowledge of care proceedings, having undertaken secondment with a Local Authority and regularly represents Local Authorities, parents, Guardians and other relatives. Charlotte has a particular interest in cases involving an international element and has experience of cases involving non-accidental injury, lengthy fact-finding hearings, serious neglect and domestic violence.
Charlotte accepts instructions on all civil matters including multi-track, fast-track and small claims trials, interlocutory hearings, landlord and tenant disputes and infant approval hearings. She is also regularly instructed to advise on quantum and liability for civil disputes and is recognised for the clarity of her written advice.
Charlotte is able to accept instructions directly under the Public Access scheme.
Recent Notable Cases
A Local Authority v J (2015)
Represented a parent accused of inflicting serious non-accidental injuries in a 5-day fact-finding hearing.
A v T (2015)
Successfully obtained a Child Arrangements Order and Parental Responsibility Order for a non-biological parent in proceedings between a same sex couple.
B v L (2015)
Advised and successfully represented a parent in a case concerning complex issues of jurisdiction.
S v S and Others (2014)
Represented a mother in protracted private law proceedings involving complicated cultural and religious dynamics.
In her free time, Charlotte enjoys travel (both in the UK and further afield), hiking (when the weather allows) and playing the piano.
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