Charlotte is developing a practice across all areas of commercial law, with particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, shipping and shipbuilding, commodities, jurisdiction / conflicts of law, civil fraud, professional negligence and international arbitration. Charlotte accepts instructions in all of 7KBW specialist practice areas.
Charlotte’s recent led work includes acting successfully for international private equity funds in an US$80 million ship financing fraud claim and acting for ship owners in an insurance claim worth c.$40m for the total loss of a vessel.
Charlotte also undertakes a range of work as sole counsel, including recently advising on a three-party construction claim, and acting in an international carriage of goods dispute. Further, Charlotte regularly appears in the County Court.
Previously, Charlotte worked as a consultant in the mining industry, advising clients of various sizes on a range of mining exploration projects around the world. She was also the Assistant Editor of an IHS published coal journal for three years. Charlotte has a first-class degree in geology, having studied in the UK and Canada, as well as a postgraduate degree in geography from the University of Cambridge. Charlotte is therefore particularly interested in, and has in-depth industry knowledge of, work associated with natural resources and energy.
Charlotte studied law at BPP University College, gaining a distinction and coming top of her year in the GDL, before going on to gain an outstanding on the BPTC. Whilst undertaking her GDL (part-time), Charlotte worked full-time in the Legal and Business Affairs department of Cambridge University Press, where she advised on technology contracts, foreign corporate structures, and intellectual property protection. Charlotte also has an ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business and therefore understands the mechanics of how commercial and accountancy matters interrelate with legal disputes.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Charlotte gained a range of professional commercial experience, including:
As a law student, Charlotte represented Gray’s Inn at the XXV Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and worked pro-bono for the Employment Law Telephone Advice Line. She also held the position of Treasurer and Mooting Representative for the Association of Gray’s Inn Students (AGIS). She is now an ‘Advocate’ pro bono panel member.
Moreover, Charlotte is a former international athlete having rowed for Great Britain and Wales (on four occasions), as well as winning numerous national championships. Further, during her studies in Vancouver, she stroked the First VIII and LW4+, winning a bronze medal at San Diego Crew Classics in the LWT8+ and racing at Head of the Charles. Charlotte now enjoys competing in triathlons in her free time.
2018-2019 – BPTC, BPP University College, Outstanding (ranked 10th in year out of over 600 candidates, 1st in year in the International Trade and Ethics modules)
2017-2018 – GDL, BPP University College, Distinction (ranked 1st in year)
2016 – ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business, BPP University College
2013-2014 – MPhil Environment, Society and Development, University of Cambridge
2011-2012 – Geology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2009-2012 – BSc (Hons) Exploration and Resource Geology (International), Cardiff University, First Class
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