Charlotte is developing a broad intellectual property law practice, with a particular focus on soft IP and media. She regularly appears in both the IPEC and the High Court: she has solely conducted a 2-day copyright infringement trial in the IPEC and numerous small claim track trials, and has successfully obtained summary judgment and interim injunctions in the High Court and the IPEC. She also regularly appears in the Trade Marks Registry.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Charlotte was a Scholar of Emmanuel College, Cambridge where she read Law.
After graduating in 2010, she worked at a commercial law firm in Sydney, Australia, before returning to the UK to set up a start-up company performing graduate recruitment consultancy for SMEs, Instant Impact Ltd. Instant Impact is now the leading specialist intern and graduate recruitment agency in the UK and Charlotte continues to be involved in the company’s legal and commercial affairs. This experience provides Charlotte with a valuable insight when advising commercial clients.
Charlotte commenced pupillage at Hogarth Chambers in September 2012 and accepted an offer of tenancy in September 2013. During her pupillage, Charlotte was involved in a broad range of intellectual property matters; she also gained considerable experience in Chancery and general contractual matters having been instructed as junior counsel on a 10-day trial in the High Court concerning partnerships and breach of trust.
Since accepting tenancy, Charlotte has been instructed on a variety of intellectual property, commercial and chancery matters, including trade marks, passing off, copyright, breach of confidence, design right, unjustified threats and patents, with a growing focus on soft IP. She regularly appears in both the IPEC and the High Court. She has successfully conducted a 2-day copyright infringement trial in the IPEC and has conducted numerous small claims track trials. She has also obtained interim injunctions and summary judgment in both the High Court and in the IPEC. Charlotte appears regularly in the Trade Marks Registry in relation to both ex parte and inter pares hearings. Charlotte is also developing a strong media practice, having conducted a 6-week secondment at the BBC in 2014.
Charlotte was awarded the AIPPI Prize for 2015 for her contribution to the UK’s responses to AIPPI’s “Questions” for 2015.
In addition, Charlotte teaches on the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice for Trade Mark Attorneys course at Nottingham Law School and is a contributor to Copinger & Skone-James on Copyright.
Charlotte is regarded in Who’s Who Legal 2015.
Intellectual Property Bar Association
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI UK)
Chancery Bar Association.
BA(Hons) in Law, University of Cambridge 2010
Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 2012
Bar Professional Training Course, 2012
Charlotte is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales. She is registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales (Bar Ref: 59731).
She has professional indemnity insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF Ref: 2190/059). Please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the world-wide cover provided, and the BMIF’s contact details.
EIPR Col.l 38 Issue 5 2016 on Damages Inquiries and Accounts for Profits in the IPEC
EIPR Col.l 38 Issue 4 2016 on Minder Music v. Sharples
Charlotte regularly plays tennis and netball. She also enjoys skiing and loves to travel.
She has been appointed as the Social Secretary for IPSoc (the society for junior IP practitioners) for 2014-2015.