Charlotte Brazier
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Lincoln’s Inn
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Charlotte has been a member of chambers since 2010, following successful completion of her pupillage. Charlotte practices in family law, with a focus on cases involving children. She has significant experience in both public and private children law matters, and is regularly instructed on behalf of parents and on behalf of children (through their Guardians). She routinely appears in the Family Court and in the Family Division of the High Court and has been involved with matters in the Court of Appeal.

Charlotte has a keen eye for detail and is quick to hone in upon the key issues in any given matter. However, Charlotte is always interested in the ‘wider picture’ in the cases she deals with.  Her common law training and early years of tenancy (which were spent practising in both civil litigation and a full range of family law matters, including financial remedy cases) often provide helpful perspective in terms of litigation approach. Charlotte is particularly interested in public law family cases which involve housing or accommodation issues.

Charlotte seeks to work collaboratively with her instructing solicitors and professional clients, and enjoys building lasting working relationships in this context. She has extensive experience of working with vulnerable lay clients, particularly those who have faced significant challenges associated with domestic abuse, alcohol and/or substance misuse, or by virtue of their mental health and/or capacity. Charlotte has undertaken the Family Law Bar Association’s Vulnerable Witness Training. 

The majority of Charlotte’s work is in London (where she is based) and the home counties, but she also welcomes instructions further afield. Charlotte is very happy to develop new connections with solicitors firms outside London. Prior to her call to the Bar, Charlotte worked part time in a number of solicitors firms in South West England – as well as for an extended period at a firm in Beijing, China. These experiences have proven invaluable, particularly as Charlotte is acutely aware of the demands on her instructing solicitors’ time. 

Notable Cases

  • Re K & L (Children: Fairness of Hearing) [2023] EWCA Civ 686
  • Home Group v Matrejek [2015] EWHC 441 (QB)

  • King’s College London : BA (Hons)
  • BBP Law School : GDL and BVC
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Lincoln’s Inn Denning Society
  • Lincoln’s Inn : Lord Brougham (GDL) and Cassel (BVC) Scholarships
  • Oxford University Price Moot Finalist 2009
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