Charlotte joined 7KBW in September 2020 following the successful completion of her pupillage under Jessica Sutherland, Michael Holmes, Timothy Kenefick and Simon Kerr. As a pupil, Charlotte gained experience in all areas of Chambers’ practice, including insurance, reinsurance, shipping, professional negligence, international arbitration and general commercial disputes.

Since accepting tenancy, Charlotte has been instructed in both led and unled matters. Recent led work includes acting for international private equity funds in an US$80 million ship financing fraud claim and acting for ship owners in an insurance claim worth more than $40m following the loss of a vessel. Charlotte has also appeared successfully as sole counsel in the County Court and has advised on a number of unled matters.

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.

If you are interested in instructing Charlotte, please contact the clerks for further information.