Prior to joining Chambers, Charlotte lectured in Equity and Trusts and also in Tort at BPP Law School. Charlotte continues to lecture regularly and retains membership of the Society of Legal Scholars.
Charlotte was graded ‘Outstanding’ on the Bar Vocational Course and graduated with the highest mark awarded that year. She was a Diplock Scholar and also received the Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize for the best performance in the Bar exams by a student of the Middle Temple.
Following pupillage, Charlotte was seconded to the Court of Appeal where she served as Judicial Assistant to Sir Anthony May, President of the Queen's Bench Division. Charlotte assisted in a number of notable cases, including:
R. (on the application of Mohamed) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs  EWCA Civ 65 – concerning the disclosure, in an open judgment, of security information shared between the UK and US intelligence services, relating to the treatment of a suspected terrorist.
Bhamra v Dubb (t/a Lucky Caterers)  EWCA Civ 13 – concerning a caterer’s liability for the death of a Sikh wedding Guest, due to an allergic reaction to an egg based dessert (which had been served in contravention of religious custom).
Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd v Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd  EWCA Civ 139 – concerning the construction of contractual documents and the measure of damages in the long running dispute arising from the construction of the Wembley Stadium.
Property: Charlotte accepts instructions in all aspects of property litigation and has experience of disputes concerning the sale of land, boundary disputes, mortgage possession claims, residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters (including appearances in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, service charge disputes, dilapidations and forfeiture proceedings).
Chancery: Charlotte is currently studying for her Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists Diploma. She is able to offer expertise across the spectrum of traditional Chancery practice, including cases involving trusts of land and cohabitation disputes, undue influence, restitution, breach of trust, construction of instruments, insolvency, and probate matters. She has represented and advised beneficiaries, executors and trustees in a range of estate and trust disputes.
Matrimonial Finance and Financial Provision: Charlotte has a growing ancillary relief and Inheritance Act practice. She has drawn upon her property and Chancery expertise in matters involving third party interests, acting both for and against the intervening party.
Court of Protection: Charlotte accepts instructions in Court of Protection matters concerning property and affairs. She has advised on associated matters such as the validity and construction of powers of attorney. She has recently lectured on the topic of statutory wills.
General Common Law: Charlotte has experience across the spectrum of common law litigation including tortious disputes, personal injury claims and contractual matters.
Bar Vocational Course, BPP. Outstanding (graduating first in order of merit).
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP. Distinction (graduating first in order of merit on part-time course).
MA International Relations, Sussex University. Distinction (graduating third in order of merit).
BA (Hons) Archaeology, University of Southampton. First (graduating first in order of merit).
Awards and prizes
Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize (Middle Temple) for best performance by a Middle Temple student in the 2008 Bar exams.
Diplock Scholar (Middle Temple)
John Scott Montague prize for academic achievement (University of Southampton)
Memberships & Professional Associations
Chancery Bar Association
Property Bar Association
Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (student member)
Society of Legal Scholar.
Charlotte John accepts work from lay clients in accordance with our Public Access Scheme in the following areas -
Divorce and Finance
Contracts and Debt Recovery
Wills, Probate and Inheritance
Please refer to our Public Access section for further information.
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