Very clever and very committed
Considered and careful in her approach. She is calm with clients and makes well-reasoned arguments to tricky opponents
She displays incredible attention to detail and thoroughness, and understands issues very quickly
Meticulous in her preparation and immensely capable
Charlotte’s practice focuses on Chancery and property litigation and encompasses both traditional Chancery and commercial work. She has particular expertise in matters concerning the administration of estates and trusts, contentious probate, real property as well as Court of Protection property and affairs matters.
She is recommended in both the Legal 500, where she is ranked for Private Client and Property and Construction, and Chambers UK, where she is ranked for Real Estate Litigation. The editorial praises her for her encyclopaedic knowledge, commitment to her cases and her client care skills.
Charlotte regularly produces articles relating to her specialist areas of practice and blogs at Equity’s Darling on private client and property law. Together with James Kessler QC, she has co-authored the latest edition of Drafting Trusts & Will Trusts (Sweet & Maxwell).
Charlotte is an accredited Trust & Estates Practitioner with the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (“STEP”). She was recently co-opted to serve on the STEP working group which liaised with the Ministry of Justice during lockdown in the lead up to the introduction of the Remote witnessing of Wills: The Wills Act 1837 (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 and which produced guidance for STEP members on the remote execution of wills. She is also presently involved in the STEP working group set up to review the STEP Standard Provisions.
Charlotte sits as a Deputy District Judge in the County Court and Financial Remedies Court.
Contentious Probate & Inheritance Act Claims
Court of Protection
Charlotte is recommended by Chambers UK for Real Estate Litigation in the South East. The directory notes:
- Her knowledge is terrific.” “She is very thorough, responsive, approachable, highly capable and completely client-focused.”
- “Meticulous in her preparation and immensely capable.”
- “Highly personable, meticulous and consistently good. Technically proficient and great with clients. She goes the extra mile.”
- “Her knowledge is encyclopaedic and clients love the thoroughness of her approach.”
- “I am very impressed with her. I found her to be very confident and self-assured but also realistic.”
- “Very clever and very committed to her cases. Very personally involved.”
Charlotte is also recommended by the Legal 500 for Property and Construction in the Regional Bar South Eastern Circuit, and for Private Client in the London Bar. The directory notes:
- “She displays incredible attention to detail and thoroughness, and understands issues very quickly.”
- “Is considered and careful in her approach; she is calm with clients and makes well-reasoned arguments to tricky opponents.”
Deputy District Judge
Drafting Trusts & Will Trusts (Sweet & Maxwell)
Charlotte blogs on private client and property law at Equity’s Darling.
- Chancery Bar Association
- Property Bar Association
- Accredited Trusts & Estates Practitioner with STEP (Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners)
- Court of Protection Practitioners Association
- Contentious Trusts Association
- STEP Diploma in the Administration of Trusts and Estates (England and Wales)
- College of Law, Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists Diploma
- BPP BVC (Outstanding, first in order of merit)
- BPP GDL (Distinction, first in order of merit)
- Sussex University, MA International Relations (Distinction, third in order of merit)
- University of Southampton, BA (Hons) Archaeology (First Class, first in order of merit)
- Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize, Middle Temple (best performance in the Bar exams by a student of Middle Temple) (2008)
- Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple
- John Scott Montague Prize, University of Southampton