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Charlotte joined Wainwright and Cummins as a trainee on secondment in April 2010.
Her previous firm dealt mainly with Criminal Law, and Charlotte joined the firm in order to complete a seat in Family Law. She remained in the Family department upon her qualification in August 2010, but still undertakes some Criminal work. Charlotte is half French, and speaks fluent French.
Prior to joining the firm, Charlotte obtained her Law degree at University College London in 2007, and completed the Legal Practice Course (Public Services route) at the College of Law with distinction in 2008. She is passionate about working in Legal Aid and was a committee member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers. She has previously done volunteer and pro bono work with the National Centre for Domestic Violence and the Howard League for Penal Reform’s Citizenship and Crime Project.
Charlotte’s cases cover all aspects of Family Law, but she mainly deals with domestic violence cases and matters involving children, from care proceedings, to S8 Orders (such as contact and residence) and applications for permission to permanently remove children from the jurisdiction. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in the areas of Public Children Law (care proceedings) and Domestic Abuse, and was a finalist in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2015 in the category of Children’s Rights. She is on the Law Society Children Panel. Charlotte has also made the Recommend Lawyers List for the Legal 500 in 2017.
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