Charlotte is an award-winning barrister with an extensive practice in complex trials, often encompassing ground-breaking points of law. Ranked as Legal 500’s Leading Junior, Charlotte acts in high-value matrimonial finance cases, private law children, child abduction, surrogacy and serious public law children cases. She works on complex cases involving male violence against women that cut across crime, civil litigation and immigration law and has represented and advised high-profile public and political figures. Charlotte won ‘Rising Star’ by the Women in Law Awards 2020, she was named ‘Hot 100’ by the Lawyer 2021, she was highly commended for ‘Junior Family Law Barrister of the Year’ and her case won ‘Case of the Year’ at the Family Law Awards 2021.
As an advocate for change, Charlotte was instrumental in drafting legislation that resulted in key legislative changes including raising the age of marriage from 16 to 18, criminalising virginity testing and hymenoplasty, amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill, introducing FGM Protection Orders and criminalising forced marriage. She combines her legal career with academic work, as a Junior Research Fellow at Queens College, Cambridge, where she researches FGM law and policy in the UK. She is a legal advisor to Our Streets Now and Plan UK, a campaign to criminalise sexual harassment; Bloody Good Period, which seeks to make period products freely available; the Vagina Museum; and Ally, an app that provides support to victims of domestic abuse in public spaces.
He Said, She Said will be her first book for the trade.