Charlotte brings a unique commercial background to her cases. A former consultant in the mining industry, Charlotte has first-hand experience of the commercial world. This has given her valuable insight into the inner workings of the commercial sector and the implications of legal disputes.
That first-hand experience comes from Charlotte’s pre-law career, advising clients of various sizes (from FTSE 100 to AIM listed companies) on a range of mining exploration projects around the world. As well as working in industry, Charlotte was the assistant editor of an IHS-published coal journal for three years and has worked as part of an in-house legal team for two years.
Charlotte has a broad commercial practice across 7KBW’s core areas, with a particular emphasis on insurance, shipping, professional negligence, civil fraud, and general commercial disputes.
This work is supported by Charlotte’s strong academic background, as evidenced by her first-class Geology degree, MPhil in Environment, Society and Development (University of Cambridge) and Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW). She was awarded a Distinction and ranked 1st in year for her GDL, and 10th in year for her BPTC, out of over 600 candidates.
Charlotte’s prior experience makes the technical aspects of a case an enjoyable part of the process, whilst giving her a strong foundation from which to connect with clients.
Her current and recent instructions include: acting (led by Peter MacDonald Eggers KC) for insurers in an appeal concerning the loss of grain stored in Ukrainian warehouses, insured under a marine cargo insurance policy; acting (led by Peter MacDonald Eggers KC) for ship owners in an insurance claim worth c.£60 million for the constructive total loss of a vessel; acting (led by Peter MacDonald Eggers KC) for ship owners in an insurance claim worth c.US$40 million for the total loss of a vessel; acting (led by Richard Waller KC) for international private equity funds in YS GM Marfin II LLC and ors v Muhammad Ali Lakhani and ors  EWHC 2629 (Comm), a US$80 million ship financing fraud claim. Charlotte also appears regularly in the County Court and has acted as sole counsel in a range of general commercial disputes, including a three-party construction claim, and an international carriage of goods dispute.
Charlotte became a published author in spring 2022, contributing a chapter to the book ‘Artificial Intelligence: Law and Regulation’ alongside Stephen Kenny QC.
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).
Charlotte is now an ‘Advocate’ pro bono panel member and a member of the government’s Junior Junior scheme.
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 running and 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 both 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 (International Year, First Class)
2009-2012 – BSc (Hons) Exploration and Resource Geology (International), Cardiff University, First Class
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