Charlotte Harris

Partner

Dispute Resolution

“Charlotte has a fierce intelligence and intellect”

Chambers and Partners, 2019

"...razor sharp" and "one of the most sought out privacy lawyers in the land..."

Spear's 500

Charlotte is a highly regarded media law specialist; highly regarded by her peers, her clients and the media. Charlotte has extensive experience across areas such as pre and post-publication advice, injunctions, defamation, privacy and harassment.

Taking care of individuals at the centre of media scrutiny, Charlotte’s client base includes MPs, celebrities, PR experts, sports agents, sports people and other individuals subject to media attention. Charlotte regularly represents individuals in the public eye and their families caught by the paparazzi both here and abroad.

During the course of her career, Charlotte has also appeared before various Parliamentary Select Committees, including the Home Affairs Select Committee and the Joint Select Committee on Privacy and Injunctions and in respect of media standards and privacy during the development of the law in this area. Charlotte has represented over 100 claimants in the phone hacking claims since 2007 and gave evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee as part of the Leveson inquiry.

Charlotte regularly comments on relevant case law in the media and frequently speaks at media law related events. Charlotte is a popular contributor at university speaking events including  King's College, The Cambridge Union, Oxford PPE Society, UCL, Queen Mary and Westfield University.  Charlotte has also spoken at the Independent Voices seminar,  The Society of Editors and the Liberal-Democrat Party Conference.  

Charlotte joined Kingsley Napley in January 2015 from Mishcon de Reya. She was listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 in January 2011.

WHAT CLIENTS AND DIRECTORIES SAy

"..."She works well under pressure and her capacity to seemingly be in several places and mindsets at once is astonishing..."

Chambers UK, 2016

"Has a very good rapport with clients"

Legal 500, 2016

“...extremely tenacious as a litigator” “has a wonderful ability to get to the nitty gritty of a case...”

Chambers 2014

''...a fearless strategist with an excellent grasp of the various individuals at the centre of a media story , who builds good and lasting relationships with both clients and members of the press...''

Chambers UK, 2012

 

Recent work

Acting in relation to high profile privacy, injunctions, defamation and harassment cases including: 

  • Advised Shrien Dewani on his media when he was arrested
  • Advised Chris Huhne during period of intense media scrutiny 
  • Max Clifford v News Group Newspapers and Glenn Mulcaire
  • Donald v N’tuli (Court of Appeal)
  • Gray v UVW
  • AMM v HXW
  • SCG v MKL
  • NEJ v Helen Wood
  • Perroncel v NGN

 

Publications

Charlotte features regularly in the media, commenting on relevant case law, for example in The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Times, BBC news and Panorama. Charlotte also appeared on Question Time in 2011. A selection of coverage is shown below:

Articles on Inforrm:

 

a great strategic thinker and naturally sees the bigger issues.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

"Charlotte Harris and Gerard Cukier are praised for their ‘brilliant client care’"

Legal 500 UK, 2019

experienced in acting for clients on defamation, privacy and harassment matters, in addition to providing pre- and post-publication advice

Chambers and Partners, 2018

"media-savvy" and "fantastically tough"

Chambers and Partners, 2017

a leading light in the field and one of the best of her generation’ 

Legal 500, 2017

a clever and subtle operator with an excellent knowledge of the field" 

Legal 500, 2017

fantastically tough" 

Chambers UK, 2016       

...a powerful advocate who defends the interests of her client beyond the call of duty...

Chambers UK, 2015          

''...The 'very dynamic and very active' Charlotte Harris of Kingsley Napley LLP advises high-profile individuals on a range of privacy concerns, and continues to play a pivotal role in phone hacking litigation...''

Chambers UK, A client's guide to the legal profession           

''...Marketplace observers highlight Harris as "a powerful advocate who defends the interests of her client beyond the call of duty."...''

Chambers UK, A client's guide to the legal profession

''...Charlotte Harris, who is known for her work on injunctions, and as a board director at Hacked Off, ‘is exceptionally bright and well informed, and can explain complex issues in layman’s terms'...''

Legal 500 UK, 2014

“tenacious, enthusiastic, dedicated and available all day and night.” 

Chambers, 2011

''Reassuring and clear...''

Legal 500 UK, 2015  
 

Insight from Charlotte

Contact Charlotte

+44 (0)20 3535 1544

charris@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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