Practice Summary

Charlotte joined 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square as a pupil in October 2020. She intends to build a broad practice in public law, focusing on human rights and the intersection between criminal and public law. She is particularly interested in the use of civil orders as a remedy for complex social problems.

Prior to joining the bar, Charlotte gained ample experience in criminal and public law. Most recently, Charlotte worked as a paralegal for the Infected Blood Inquiry assisting with document analysis, the taking of witness statements, and conducting extensive research for Rule 9 requests. During her legal training Charlotte volunteered for the Free Representation Unit. In this role she provided legal representation in benefits appeals before the first-tier social security tribunal, for which she was awarded the 33 Bedford Row Prize for Outstanding LLM Clinical Work.

In 2017/18, Charlotte worked as the Judicial Assistant to the Right Honourable Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division and Head of Criminal Justice (as he then was). She assisted on cases considering Part 77 applications, the appropriate exercise of police and parole board powers, and the right to die.

Charlotte has also worked as a Legal Assistant for a number of criminal barristers. This involved conducting research and drafting legal documents for complex cases including modern slavery and human trafficking offences, terrorism offences, joint enterprise murder, and GBH, often involving multiple defendants.

In 2015, Charlotte travelled to Uganda to work with Mbarara University of Science and Technology. She collaborated with local NGOs to uncover the true extent of human rights abuses suffered by Eritrean refugees in the Sinai desert via interviews with survivors.

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