Charlotte was called to the Bar in 2019 and became a tenant of Exchange Chambers in October 2021 following the successful completion of her pupillage. During her pupillage, Charlotte covered a range of common law matters including criminal and regulatory law.
Charlotte has developed a busy criminal practice, regularly appearing in both the magistrates’ and Crown Courts. She receives instructions in a broad range of criminal cases including drugs, theft, violence, fraud and driving matters. As a result, Charlotte is confident acting in all stages of the criminal process. She has also been instructed in both civil and criminal confiscation proceedings on behalf of the CPS and Police. Charlotte also accepts instructions in motoring and vehicle crime. She has experience of exceptional hardship applications and special reasons arguments in both the magistrates’ and on appeal to the Crown Court. Most recently, Charlotte has acted as junior counsel in a multi-handed murder trial and continues to act as junior counsel in a long running environmental prosecution.
In addition to her criminal work, Charlotte has a growing regulatory practice and is regularly instructed in Environmental Protection Act private prosecutions and on behalf of local authorities. Furthermore, Charlotte has also acted for a number of defendants in positions of responsibility, including police officers and company directors. She has a keen interest in the field of regulatory and professional discipline, an area that she would like to continue to develop.
Charlotte has already built a reputation as a confident and conscientious junior who goes above and beyond for both her professional and lay clients. A passionate advocate for increasing diversity at the Bar, Charlotte appears at and runs events that promote equality and diversity in the profession (see further here).
R v JK and others (2023) – led junior in a murder trial. The defendant was unanimously acquitted of both murder and manslaughter, following a 6-week trial at Liverpool Crown Court
R v Hainsworth  EWCA Crim 1496 – successfully overturned a sentence of imprisonment to a suspended sentence order for a woman charged with conspiracy to steal a goat
R v RF (2022) – secured an acquittal for a defendant accused of assaulting a 14-year-old child and their mother at Sheffield Crown Court