National Park Land: Protected or Publicly Accessible? - May 2019
Charlotte Gilmartin accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and is developing a broad practice, in particular in Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Inquests, and Public Law and Human Rights. Charlotte joined Chambers as a tenant in March 2018 following successful completion of pupillage.
As a tenant, Charlotte has appeared in court in a variety of civil hearings on behalf of both claimants and defendants. She also regularly appears before Coroners and has provided representation in immigration proceedings before the First Tier Tribunal. Charlotte has also represented local residents’ associations in planning inquiries on a pro bono basis, instructed through the Environmental Law Foundation.
Charlotte has advised on liability and quantum in complex clinical negligence matters and is keen to develop this aspect of her practice. She also assisted with the preparation of witness evidence in the Uber London Limited v TFL licence appeal before Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
During pupillage at One Crown Office Row, Charlotte was involved in public, clinical negligence and professional regulatory matters. During her twelve month pupillage, Charlotte assisted in a range of public law, EU/competition law and commercial law matters.
Prior to commencing pupillage at One Crown Office Row, Charlotte was the judicial assistant to Lord Neuberger at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. In 2014, Charlotte taught undergraduate Contract law and European Union law at the University of Oxford.Clinical Negligence
Charlotte is developing a busy and varied practice in clinical negligence and is instructed in a broad range of matters. She has appeared in the county court and high court in a variety of case management hearings and applications, advised on liability and quantum in complex cases, and drafted a variety of pleadings.
- Preparing a defence in a case raising issues of consent to treatment and religious objection.
- Advising on quantum and settlement in a case concerning an admitted delayed bowel cancer diagnosis.
- Drafting a counter schedule of loss and advising on settlement in a case concerning nerve damage arising from surgery, including a substantial care claim.
- Advising a defendant on quantum and settlement in a complex case involving an allegation of delay in discharge from hospital and multiple injuries.
- Preparing a defence to a claim brought under the Fatal Accidents Act involving a cerebral abscess and complex cardiovascular history.
Charlotte is regularly instructed in inquests and has appeared on behalf bereaved families on several occasions. Charlotte is committed to pro bono representation and has been instructed on a pro bono basis.
- Represented the family in an inquest touching the death of a man who died in hospital following a paracetamol overdose.
- Represented a GP in an inquest touching the death of a young woman in hospital.
- Represented the family in an inquest touching the death of a woman who died in hospital following a delayed cancer diagnosis.
- Represented the family in a three day inquest touching the death of a young woman with a history of allergies.
Charlotte has a developing practice in child abuse claims on behalf of claimants. She has successfully appeared before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals panel, drafted particulars of claim and advised in conference.
Charlotte accepts instructions in all areas of Environmental law, including in planning inquiries. Notably, Charlotte successfully represented the Isleworth Society (a Rule 6 objector) at an eight day appeal against the refusal of permission to replace land used as allotments with residential flats and to relocate allotments to Syon Park.
Charlotte was instructed pro bono by the Environmental Law Foundation. Charlotte also appeared on a pro bono basis on behalf of a residents’ association at a planning inquiry into a proposed development at 68-86 Farringdon Road, London, and in an inquiry regarding forestry management and development.
Charlotte has appeared at the First Tier tribunal on behalf of claimants in immigration appeals and has advised in unlawful detention claims. During her pupillage at 1COR, Charlotte developed experience of a wide range of immigration matters and she is keen to develop this aspect of her practice.
Charlotte is instructed as junior counsel in the Infected Blood Inquiry and regularly accepts instructions in a variety of public inquiries. She also writes for the UK Human Rights Blog.
Charlotte regularly accepts instructions in a variety of public law matters and is a frequent contributor to the UK Human Rights Blog.
Charlotte has advised and acted in disputes relating to the interpretation of unfair contract terms and defective performance, and is keen to develop this aspect of her practice.
Public Hearings begin in The Infected Blood Inquiry - May 2019
Philip Havers QC, Emma-Louise Fenelon & Charlotte Gilmartin discuss Darnley v Croydon Health Services at Weightmans’ Healthcare Training Seminar - Apr 2019
Five members volunteer at Inner Temple’s ‘Becoming a Barrister’ day - Feb 2019
Jonathan Metzer and Charlotte Gilmartin to travel the world as Pegasus Scholars in 2019 - Feb 2019
Infected Blood Inquiry announces innovative plans to allow individuals to give evidence anonymously - Jan 2019
Success for local residents’ association in Pro Bono Planning Inquiry - Dec 2018
The Liability of Private Hospitals & Clinics: Lessons from the Paterson Litigation - Nov 2018
Charlotte Gilmartin prepares to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon in aid of the Public Law Project - Oct 2018
Delighted to announce Charlotte Gilmartin as a new tenant - Mar 2018
Jonathan Metzer and Charlotte Gilmartin appear in significant planning inquiry regarding proposed development - Feb 2018