Area of practice
Crime and Extradition
Immigration and Asylum
Charlotte joined Chambers in November 2015 after completion of her pupillage with Chambers.
Charlotte’s main specialisations are Immigration and Asylum law, Criminal defence and Family law she is also registered to undertake work on a direct access basis, instructions for written work are completed on a prompt basis.
Immigration and Asylum
Charlotte has an in-depth knowledge of Immigration and Asylum law and represents Appellants in all aspects including bail applications, human rights, Entry clearance, EEA, TOIC/ETS cases, deportation and depravation of British citizenship. Charlotte also appears in the Upper Tier Tribunal on error of law hearings and permission to seek Judicial Review and appears in front of single or Panel Judges including the former President McCloskey. This includes the reported case of EA and Others Art 3 medical cases Paposhvili 2017 UKUT 445.
She also acts for those Appellant’s claiming asylum and understands the sensitive nature of such cases.
Charlotte also acts for the Secretary of State for the Home Office in all hearings at First Tier including asylum and is one of the few counsel authorised to represent the Secretary of State in deportation cases. Charlotte was part of the Secretary of State’s Barrister Review Project June – September 2018 where she advised the Secretary of State as to whether refusal decisions should be upheld or not in a variety of areas.
Charlotte has recently been led by Michael Cogan in the case of (R v XYZ and others) which preparation lasted a number of years- the defendant was accused alongside his 2 co-defendants of conspiracy to bribe and conspiracy to corrupt in respect of contracts for a steel company being won through alleged bribes.The case was the first of its kind and involved a DPA being entered into between the SFO and the company the defendant worked for prior to trial. The client was found not guilty as was his co-defendants after a 10-week trial at Southwark Crown Court.
She appears in the Crown Magistrates and Youth courts at all hearings from 1st appearance to trial and also acts for vulnerable defendants those with mental health problems, learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder and children.
Represents clients in Private Children Act proceedings dealing with parents disputing over child custody and access which can include cases where allegations of domestic violence and child abuse are central issues. Charlotte represents clients thorough the whole process from FHDRA to fact-find and final hearings.Charlotte also deals with applications for non-molestation and occupation orders in allegations of domestic abuse and coercive control.
Prior to joining Chambers, Charlotte worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital’s legal department where amongst other areas she dealt with inquests and police requests.Within this role Charlotte also gained experience in Information Governance, Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.
Hobbies and Interests
Charlotte enjoys reading, cooking, theatre, films, acting and dance something which she has done since a very young age. She also has interest in travel and loves exploring different countries.