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CHARLOTTE OLIVER

Call: 2017 (Inner Temple)

Areas of Expertise: 

 

Crime

 

 

Charlotte accepts instructions both prosecuting and defending in the Crown Court, Youth Court and Magistrates’ Court. She is currently working on secondment with the Financial Conduct Authority.

 

Charlotte has successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal and has represented individuals at trial in a wide range of criminal proceedings including violence, drugs, driving, dishonesty, dangerous dogs, weapons, importation (of tobacco, entrants, money and drugs) and sexual offences. She is known for her attention to detail, sound judgment and integrity. 

Recent Cases

Crown Court

Prosecution 

 

R v KS and AMD, Wood Green Crown Court [2020] successfully prosecuted AMD, after KS had pleaded guilty, for an offence of robbery where AMD was contending that he was an innocent bystander. 

 

R v SF and HL, Canterbury Crown Court [2020] successfully prosecuted HL, after SF had pleaded guilty, for offences of cultivating cannabis and possession with intent to supply Class B where HL denied knowledge of the operation that SF had taken ownership of.

 

Defence

R v CP-L, Blackfriars Crown Court [2019] CP-L was acquitted of assaulting two Emergency Workers and racially aggravated harassment, where the alleged behaviour was captured on Body Worn and custody suite CCTV.

R v KP, Basildon Crown Court [2019] KP was acquitted of multiple breaches of a Restraining Order, and the accompanying assault and criminal damage charges.

R v SB and LB, Chelmsford Crown Court [2019] Successfully persuaded the court to impose a suspended sentence for both defendants convicted of street dealing Class A Drugs.

Appeals

R v PM, Court of Appeal  [2019] EWCA (Crim) 2053 Successfully appealed a sentence imposed at Isleworth Crown Court for importation of Class A drugs.

R v JG, Canterbury Crown Court [2019] Successfully appealed an 8-month Detention and Training Order imposed at Canterbury Youth Court, for a Youth Rehabilitation Order.

Magistrates and Youth Court

R v TF, Staines Magistrates [2019] Successfully defended an individual charged with assaulting a Police Constable.

R v AD, Sevenoaks Magistrates [2019] Successfully defended an individual charged with domestic assault and using violence to secure entry after an application to dismiss.

R v RP, Folkestone Youth Court [2019] Successfully defended a youth charged with handling stolen goods and theft of a motor vehicle.

R v DM, City of London Magistrates [2019] Successfully defended an individual charged with assaulting a Police Constable.

R v MJ, Ealing Magistrates [2019] Successfully defended an individual charged with domestic violence after a successful submission of no case to answer.

R v DT, Highbury Corner Magistrates [2019] Successfully defended an individual charged with a section 4A Public Order Act offence, where the behaviour complained of by the bus driver was captured on CCTV.

R v GH, Staines Magistrates [2019] Successfully defended an individual charged with sexual assault on a member of the public.

R v PS, Ealing Magistrates [2018] Successfully defended an individual charged with assault by beating and criminal damage in a domestic context.

R v PJ and others, Camberwell Green Magistrates [2018] Successfully defended the only defendant to be acquitted of assault by beating and NHS Nuisance.

R v AV, Highbury Corner Magistrates [2018] Successfully defended a Tenant charged with criminal damage of his Landlords property on the basis of Turnbull Identification.

Testimonials

"Both myself and the client are extremely impressed and happy with the result – a case which was not easy to win but with the right tactics and representation there was always hope."  Instructing Solicitor

Appointments and Memberships

Grade 2 Prosecutor

ADR-OCR Civil and Commercial Mediator

Criminal Bar Association

Qualifications and Awards

BSc, First Class (University of Bristol, 2015)

GDL, Distinction (BPP University, 2016)

BPTC, Very Competent (BPP University, 2017)

Invited BPP Advocacy Exhibitor

Inner Temple Pupillage Award

Charlotte has undertaken training with the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (Vulnerable Witness Training).

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