Charlotte joined MSB in 2021 as a Paralegal in the Family Department, dealing with a variety of family matters, including children, abduction, care proceedings and domestic abuse. She has also developed experience working with cases that have an international element to them. Charlotte works with extremely vulnerable clients and is passionate about advocacy. She believes that it is essential to understand a client’s personal background to truly deliver the best client care possible, and to achieve the client’s desirable outcome.
During her time at University, Charlotte was awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship in her first year. Charlotte also volunteered as a Researcher for a project with ‘Justice for Women’. This project was sent to Parliament to aid in the review of the sentencing guidelines in relation to women who kill their abusive partners. The research from this project was also used in a Court of Appeal case, well-known in the media.
In her second year, Charlotte was awarded an Academic Bursary Scholarship. This Scholarship enabled Charlotte to study a prestigious Health and Human Rights course at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, before graduating with an upper 2:1 LLB at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Charlotte has worked as a Support Worker for people with learning difficulties and Prison Inmates at a Category A Prison. She has volunteered as an Advocacy Assistant at a global non-profit organisation and a human trafficking and modern slavery charity. Charlotte balanced her voluntary work with her full-time degree.
Charlotte is currently studying the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with Masters, whilst working at MSB full-time. Outside of work, Charlotte is a keen Equestrian and enjoys competing with her horse.