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Charlotte has specialist expertise advising in all aspects of family breakdown and divorce, dissolution or separation, including the financial aspects and arrangements for children.
Prior to joining our Horsham team in March 2021, Charlotte gained extensive experience working within two specialist top-ranked family teams in Surrey.
Charlotte provides advice in cases which involve significant and complex financial assets held within the UK and internationally, as well as advising on cases where the asset base is modest and the focus is on meeting needs. Charlotte has experience in considering cases which often include foreign assets, pensions, business and trust interests, inherited wealth, dissipation of assets and non-disclosure.
She has also acted for parents in a range of matters concerning the care of their children, many of which have involved allegations of risk of harm and safeguarding concerns. Charlotte has also advised on several cases concerning schooling disputes.
Charlotte also advises on modern family structures and the legal implications that can arise on creating them.
As a member of Resolution, the national body for family lawyers and other professionals, Charlotte is mindful of resolving disputes in a conciliatory manner, particularly when there is a co-parenting relationship to be preserved. Charlotte is also a founding member of Resolution’s wellbeing committee. Charlotte endeavours to dovetail her advice with ensuring her client’s wellbeing is protected and that they are supported emotionally through what can often be a difficult time. Charlotte discusses all the dispute resolution options available from the outset and will work with her client’s objectives in considering what method is best suited to their circumstances. Charlotte will undergo her training to become a mediator in 2023.
Should Court proceedings become necessary, Charlotte has a wealth of experience and can advise at every stage of the process.
Charlotte regularly writes for legal publications and has provided expert comment to newspapers.
She obtained a first-class honors in the family law module whilst reading her law degree at the University of Southampton and completed her dissertation on the legal framework of surrogacy within England and Wales.
Charlotte lives in rural Horsham with her young family. In her spare time, she can often be found outside walking and exploring the Sussex countryside.