"She's organised, dedicated and a pleasure to deal with."

Chambers and Partners 2022

Charlotte is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Regulatory Team. She assists and advises on matters predominantly in three of the Team’s core service areas: 1) Advising Solicitors and Law Firms; 2) Defending Accountants and Accountancy Firms; and 3) Advice for Regulators and Public Bodies.

Charlotte has a background in both regulatory law and civil litigation; she, in turn, is experienced in presenting cases with an unfettered dedication to obtaining the best possible outcome for clients in high-pressured and incredibly sensitive situations. She appreciates the need for creative solutions to achieve the earliest possible resolution for her clients, whether from the regulated or regulator perspective, without compromising on the details.

In acting for both regulated individuals and regulatory bodies Charlotte brings a holistic approach to each case presented by her clients. The unique needs and goals of each client are at the forefront of her day-to-day work; she recognises the importance of never losing sight of the human and business needs of the individuals, firms and bodies for whom she acts, as they seek legal input on the issues faced.

In 2021 Charlotte was ranked an Associate-to-Watch in Chambers and Partners. She was introduced to Kingsley Napley after being awarded a University prize in association with University College London, where she obtained a First in Law.

Recent work

  • Representing Law Firms and individual Partners during Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) enquiries, investigations and/or subsequent Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (‘SDT’) proceedings associated with the #metoo movement/historic sexual allegations and complex AML issues;
  • Acting for a Partner and assisting with a regulatory appeal to the Court of Appeal linked to SRA proceedings;
  • Securing the early resolution (no further action) of a matter under investigation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (‘ICAEW’) for an Accountancy Partnership that had received c.£550k in non-disclosed referral fees. Charlotte’s client feedback included their gratitude for the “most efficient and pleasant way” in which she handled the case;
  • Advising and assisting a Regulator client in relation to a complex and multi-million pound claim on its compensation fund;
  • Detailed advice on the SRA reporting obligations for both Law Firms and individual Partners/Solicitors;
  • Acting for a prominent Barrister and Judge in an investigation by the Bar Standards Board (‘BSB’);
  • Securing non-financial, low-level sanctions for an Audit Firm subject to the Financial Reporting Council’s (‘FRC’) Audit Enforcement Procedure in a matter with a complex and multi-jurisdictional background;
  • Assisting and advising a Solicitor client on a pro-bono basis linked to their involvement in high-profile direct action which resulted in no further action by the SRA;
  • Advising a Regulator client on ad hoc matters linked to its disciplinary and general regulatory procedures.

 

WHAT CLIENTS AND DIRECTORIES HAVE SAID

She's organised, dedicated and a pleasure to deal with." 

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

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