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Charlotte joined chambers in October 2010, upon successful completion of her pupillage. Charlotte specialises in property law and family law. From the start of her practice, Charlotte has been engaged by both Claimants and Defendants/Respondents, and also acts for local authorities. Prior to joining Staple Inn Chambers, Charlotte interned at a law firm in Beijing, where she dealt with a wide variety of cases, the majority of which were the subject of international litigation. On her return to UK, Charlotte acted as the student leader for the Mediation Project at the Residential Property Tribunal Service (incorporating the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and Rent Assessment Panel,) whilst studying at law school. Charlotte’s Property practice encompasses a wide variety of disputes in this field, including:
- Possession claims (public and private sector and mortgage related)
- Leasehold Valuation Tribunal claims
- Commercial Leasehold including relief from forfeiture and dilapidations
- Trespass and adverse possession
- Party wall disputes
- Boundaries and easements
- Home Group v Matrejek  EWHC 441 (QB)
- Mr Justice Sweeney, sitting in the Queen's Bench Division, held that the Circuit Judge had been entitled to grant relief and reinstate a claim which had been dismissed due to the Claimant's failure to attend a directions hearing. The failure to attend had prevented the court from managing the substantive claim (a housing matter) alongside a Children Act case. However, Mr Justice Sweeney accepted that, whilst the failure to attend had been deliberate, the Claimant genuinely believed the matter would not be dealt with at the directions hearing. Furthermore, the Defendant had suffered no prejudice as a result. Charlotte appeared on behalf of Home Group, the successful Claimant/Respondent, at first instance and on appeal.
- B5/2011/2480 - London Borough of Hounslow -v- Islam
- Charlotte represented the successful local authority in a multi track housing trial. The Defendant was subsequently refused permission to appeal by Lord Justice Pill, Lord Justice Patten and Lord Justice McFarlane.
- APP/R5510/C/11/2151898 – 23 Hanover Circle (London Borough of Hillingdon)
- Planning Inquiry in which Charlotte represented the successful Appellants.
InterestsIn her spare time, Charlotte likes to bake cakes and enjoys hunting for antiques at auctions and markets. She is a keen tennis player and tries to watch the Grand Slam tennis tournaments when her work schedule allows.
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Education & Awards:
King’s College London: BA (Hons) BBP Law School: GDL and BVC
AwardsLincoln’s Inn: Lord Brougham (GDL) and Cassel (BVC) Scholarships Oxford University Price Moot Finalist 2009