Recommended by Chambers and Partners, Charlotte is a "talented
junior” with a "thriving practice”.
She specialises in commercial litigation and employment law, and has
a particular interest and expertise in business protection issues including
competitive activity, fiduciary duties and confidential information.
With significant experience across her areas of practice, Charlotte
acts regularly in the High Court, County Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal and
the Employment Tribunal. She has also
appeared in both the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.
As well as being noted for her "growing High Court practice”, Charlotte
is recommended and sought out for complex discrimination and whistleblowing
complaints in the Employment Tribunal.
What the Directories Say
The Directories have consistently praised Charlotte for her range of
"Extremely intelligent” and "quick
on the uptake” (Chambers &Partners 2014), she is recommended for her "technical
excellence” (Chambers & Partners 2012)
"Superb advocacy” and "first-class presentation”, "her cross-examination and her
submissions are fantastic” (Chambers & Partners 2015) and regarded as "A
highly fluent and confident advocate” (Chambers & Partners 2013).
"Praised for her ability to handle difficult opponents” (Chambers & Partners 2015) and has a "fiery and competitive edge” (Chambers & Partners 2012).
"Clients love her down to earth manner” (Chambers & Partners 2015) "very good at managing clients” (Chambers & Partners 2014) and "goes beyond the call of duty” (Chambers & Partners 2013).
Charlotte has particular experience in cases involving business protection
issues, including competitive activity, fiduciary duties and confidential
information. Cases include:
- Davies v Hart  EWHC
607 (QB): acting for claimants in case involving breaches of
restrictive covenants contained in a share sale agreement and employment
- Re an Aviation Group (2015): representing the defendant against allegations of bribery,
breach of fiduciary duties, misuse of confidential information and breach of
restrictive covenants. Case was listed for 7-day trial in Chancery Division.
Led by Adam Solomon.
- Re an Educational Service
Provider (2015): represented the defendant
against allegations of breach of fiduciary duties, misuse of confidential
information and breach of restrictive covenants.
- Re an Insurance Broker (2015): representing the defendants against allegations of misuse
of confidential information and breach of duties and restrictive covenants.
- Re a solicitors’ firm (2015): representing a firm of solicitors in relation to the misuse
of confidential information and competitive activity of a former employee.
Charlotte undertakes general commercial work, with her practice
including the areas of breach of contract, company disputes and commercial
fraud. Cases include:
- Re a Pharmaceutical
Distributor (2015): representing the claimant in a
claim in respect of a distribution agreement.
- Re a Software Start-up (2014): represented the defendant against allegations of breach of
an Investors’ Agreement in case involving share valuation issues.
- Re a Care Home Franchise (2014): represented one of the defendants against allegations of
breach of fiduciary duties and breach of restrictive covenants in a franchise
- Steven Kent Jervis &
Others v Victor Skinner  UKPC 2: appeal to
the Privy Council from the Supreme Court of the Bahamas, in a case concerning
breach of a profit share agreement and an employment contract. Led by Adam
- Polymer Vision R&D Ltd
and others v Van Dooren  EWHC 2951: jurisdictional
dispute arising in the context of claims of breach of contract/misrepresentation
against a liquidator in the Netherlands. Led by Charles Samek Q.C.
Charlotte is recognised as a leading junior by Chambers and
Partners, and has a breadth of experience across the range of statutory
employment claims. She is recommended and sought out for complex discrimination
and whistleblowing complaints in the Employment Tribunal. Cases include:
- Re an Asset Management
Company (2015): acted for the claimant in this widely publicised case
concerning claims of direct sex discrimination, harassment and unfair
- Re an Energy Company (2014): acted for the respondent in this 8-day discrimination and
unfair dismissal case. Discrimination claims dismissed, 100% reduction to
compensation for unfair dismissal and costs ordered against claimant.
- Engel v Joint Committee for Parking and Traffic
Regulation outside London  ICR
1086: acted for the appellant in the EAT in case concerning
whistleblowing and judicial immunity (led by Adam Solomon).
- Spaceright Europe Ltd v Baillavoine and another  2 All ER 812: acted for the appellant
in the Court of Appeal in case concerning the meaning of reg.7 TUPE 2006 (led
by Gavin Mansfield Q.C.).
- Johns v Solent SD Ltd  IRLR 820: acted for the respondent in
Court of Appeal in case concerning stay pending judgment from the ECJ (led by
Charlotte is frequently instructed in injunctive proceedings and has
significant experience of applications in respect of restrictive covenants,
fiduciary duties and confidential information. Cases include:
- Davies v Hart  EWHC
607 (QB): successful in obtaining wide-ranging injunctive relief for
the Claimant against a former director.
- Re an Aviation Group (2015): represented the defendant in an application for relief to
enforce covenants and protect alleged confidential information pending a speedy
- Re a Data Security Company (2014): successful in obtaining injunctive relief for delivery up
of property against a former employee.
- Re an Insurance Broker (2014): acted for the claimant (led by
David Reade Q.C) in application for enforcement of restrictive covenants and
- Warm Zones CIC v Thurley
& others  EWHC
988 (QB): instructed by one of the defendants following the interim
hearing in this claim relating misuse of confidential information.
- CEF Holdings Ltd &
others v Mundey & others  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. Led by David Reade
Q.C. and Thomas Kibling.
Charlotte is increasingly sought out to act in sports law matters
and has been involved in a number of high profile disputes. She has a
particular expertise in employment and discrimination issues within the sports
sphere. She is also a contributor to the LawInSport blog. Cases include:
- Re a Governing Body (2015): representing a
governing body against a claim of discrimination brought by a coach.
- Re a Paralympic Athlete (2015): advising a Paralympic athlete
on a withdrawal of funding.
- Re A Professional Football
Club (2014): advising a former manager in
respect of possible claims arising out of termination of employment.
- Re A Professional Football
Club (2014): advising a football club in
respect of an internal disciplinary process.