Charlotte has a successful criminal practice both prosecuting and defending in the Crown Court, Youth Court and Magistrates’ Court.
Charlotte provides considered and focussed advice at every stage, from pre-charge to the Parole Board. She is regularly instructed to appear in single and multi-handed conspiracy cases, involving serious violence, drug-dealing, weapons, importation (of entrants, drugs, tobacco, and money) and sexual offences.
Charlotte has considerable experience in representing vulnerable youth clients with complex mental health difficulties and handling issues of psychiatric assessments, fitness to plead, and mental health disposals when appearing for both the prosecution and defence. In addition, Charlotte has undertaken the Vulnerable Witness Training with the Inns of Court College of Advocacy.
Charlotte has successfully appeared in contested quasi-criminal and civil matters, including Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, Criminal Behaviour Orders and Closure Orders.
Charlotte is currently assisting the Financial Conduct Authority with disclosure and evidence review in a large-scale money laundering investigation.
R v KS and AMD, Wood Green Crown Court  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  successfully prosecuted HL, subsequent to SF pleading guilty to offences of cultivating cannabis and possession with intent to supply Class B, in circumstances where HL was denying knowledge of the operation that SF had taken ownership of.
R v SM and others, Canterbury Crown Court  Successfully persuaded the court to impose a sentence of 3 years' 6 months for SM, after challenges to the prosecution expert evidence suggesting Category 1 offending [reported here]
R v CP-L, Blackfriars Crown Court  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 SB and LB, Chelmsford Crown Court  Successfully persuaded the court to impose a suspended sentence for both defendants convicted of street dealing Class A Drugs.
R v PM, Court of Appeal  EWCA (Crim) 2053 Successfully appealed a sentence imposed at Isleworth Crown Court for importation of Class A drugs.
R v JG, Canterbury Crown Court  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 WP, Uxbridge Magistrates  Successfully defended WP, who denied knowledge of the knife found behind the passenger seat of his car.
R v TF, Staines Magistrates  Successfully defended TF, charged with assaulting a Police Constable.
R v AD, Sevenoaks Magistrates  Successfully defended AD, charged with domestic assault and using violence to secure entry after an application to dismiss.
R v RP, Folkestone Youth Court  Successfully defended RP, charged with handling stolen goods and theft of a motor vehicle.
R v DM, City of London Magistrates  Successfully defended DM, charged with assaulting a Police Constable.
R v MJ, Ealing Magistrates  Successfully defended MJ, charged with domestic violence after a successful submission of no case to answer.
R v DT, Highbury Corner Magistrates  Successfully defended DT, 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  Successfully defended GH, charged with sexual assault on a member of the public.
R v PS, Ealing Magistrates  Successfully defended PS, charged with assault by beating and criminal damage in a domestic context.
R v PJ and others, Camberwell Green Magistrates  Successfully defended PJ, the only defendant to be acquitted of assault by beating and NHS Nuisance.
R v AV, Highbury Corner Magistrates  Successfully defended AV, Tenant charged with criminal damage of his Landlords property on the basis of Turnbull Identification.
"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 in R v CP-L
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)
Inner Temple Pupillage Award (2018)