Charlotte specialises in white collar crime, advising individuals under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). She has acted in cases involving fraud, bribery and corruption and money laundering. 

In particular she has acted in long-running SFO trials including the prosecution of a company director and of a broker tried in the investigation into LIBOR rigging.

Charlotte also has experience of advising organisations in relation to their compliance procedures and of conducting internal investigations into suspected employee misconduct.

She also acts for individuals prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in general criminal matters.

Recent experience

Charlotte’s white collar experience includes:

  • Defending a former director of Torex plc who was prosecuted by the SFO for conspiracy to defraud and acquitted at trial;
  • Acting for a broker who is being prosecuted by the SFO for alleged manipulation of LIBOR in the R v Hayes series of trials.  Charlotte also acted for this client and others in the FCA and internal investigations which preceded this investigation;
  • Defending an individual under investigation as part of the Turks and Caicos Islands corruption investigation on charges of money laundering;
  • Acting for witnesses in an FCA insider dealing investigation;
  • Acting for witnesses in other FCA compulsory interviews relating to its investigations of financial institutions;
  • Acting for clients under investigation by HMRC with respect to allegations of income tax fraud.


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