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CHARLOTTE DAVIES

 

"A talented junior” with a "thriving practice”, "she is extremely intelligent, quick on the uptake and very good at managing clients.” Chambers and Partners 2014

"A highly fluent and confident advocate who goes beyond the call of duty" Chambers and Partners 2013

Known for her "technical excellence and "fiery, competitive edge” Chambers and Partners 2012

Charlotte specialises in commercial litigation and employment law, and has built up significant experience in these areas of practice. Her skills have been recognised by Chambers and Partners, which identifies her as a leading junior. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal and Privy Council, and has also recently been involved in a multi-million pound SIAC arbitration.

Charlotte is also known for being approachable and easy to work with. She focuses on giving clear and practical advice to clients, and is a confident, persuasive and effective advocate.

 

    Commercial Litigation

Charlotte is experienced as an advocate and adviser in a broad range of commercial disputes, at all stages from pre-action and interim stages to trials. She regularly appears in both the High Court and County Court, and also been involved in an international SIAC arbitration.

Examples of her recent cases include:

High Court

Industrial Flavours and Colours Ltd v Robertet (UK) Ltd. Acted for the claimant in an action for breach of an international sole distribution agreement. The case was listed for a five-day trial in the Commercial Court. Led by Adam Solomon.

Polymer Vision R&D Ltd and others v Van Dooren [2011] EWHC 2951. Jurisdictional dispute arising in the context of claims of breach of contract / misrepresentation against a liquidator in the Netherlands. The case considered when the ‘bankruptcy exception’ within the Judgments Regulation will be engaged. Led by Charles Samek Q.C.

Cvetek v City University. Successful application for strike out and summary judgment of this high-value claim for breach of contract / negligent breach of duty.  Sole counsel.

County Court

Boscombe Partnership & others v Godfrey & others. Case concerning an application for non-party costs orders against four separate parties.

    Injunctions

Charlotte has particular experience on matters involving restrictive covenants, breach of confidence and fiduciary duties. She is well-attuned to the fast-paced nature and pressures of this area of work.

Her cases include:

CEF Holdings Ltd & others v Mundey & others [2012] EWHC 1524 (QB). Acted for the Claimants on the return date to consider the continuance of the Claimants’ injunction against a number of ex-employees. The case covered issues including territorial jurisdiction, enforceability of restrictive covenants and springboard relief. Led by David Reade Q.C. and Thomas Kibling.

Masstock Arable UK Ltd v Bayes and others. Acted for a leading firm of agronomists in this team move case, involving claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties. Led by Andrew Stafford Q.C.

BGC Capital Markets (Switzerland) LLC v Rees and others. Acted for an international inter-dealer brokerage in its application for injunctive relief against an ex-employee and their new employer. Led by Jonathan Cohen.

Mahdi & others v Al Harbi & Others [2008] All ER (D) 36 (Sep). Charlotte successfully applied for extensive injunctive relief for the claimant following judgment in this case concerning a possession order against an ex-employee.

Charlotte was also instructed as junior counsel (led by David Reade QC) for the defendant in an anti-strike injunction involving the emergency services.

    Employment

Charlotte has extensive experience of across the full range of statutory employment matters, as well as high court employment work. She has appeared in the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, Employment Appeals Tribunal and High Court as well as frequently appearing in tribunals across the country. She has recommended in Chambers and Partners for a number of years, and is ranked as a leading junior. She is praised in the 2014 edition as a "talented junior” with a "thriving practice”, and for being "extremely intelligent, quick on the uptake and very good at managing clients.”

Charlotte’s high court employment practice covers business protection issues such as breaches of covenants, breaches of confidence and team moves and bonus claims. See also details of Charlotte’s experience in injunctions under the Injunctions tab. 

Her tribunal practice covers all aspects of discrimination, TUPE, redundancy and whistleblowing as well as unfair dismissal. Charlotte also deals with the range of procedural and jurisdictional issues that can arise.

Examples of her cases include:

Wood v Lloyds TSB Bank plc UKEAT/0120/13/GE. Acted for the Respondent throughout the proceedings for a unfair dismissal arising out of a large-scale redundancy exercise, including successfully opposing the Claimant’s appeal. Sole counsel.

Engel v PATROL [2013] IRLR 787. Case concerning the scope of judicial immunity and protection from detriments for whistleblowing. Led by Adam Solomon.

    Sport

Charlotte has been instructed in a number of sports disputes, including a high-profile matter for a Championship football club and a dispute between a professional boxer and his agent. She also writes on sports law topics and is a contributor to the LawInSport blog.

    Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships:
  • COMBAR
  • LCLBA
  • YIAG
  • ELBA
  • YFLA
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