Charlotte represents women and girls in cases of gender-based violence particularly female genital mutilation (FGM).
Known as the “feminist barrister” and “#MeToo pioneer” by Legal Cheek, she is described by the Telegraph as “clever”, “confident”, “impressively well-versed on women’s rights” – and she was pronounced winner of the legal debate of 2018 arguing that quotas for women is the only solution to gender equality in the workplace.
Combining the law and academia, Charlotte is a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge where she researches FGM law and policy in the UK. She was awarded her Doctorate from King’s College, Cambridge.
With a commitment to ensuring gender equality under the law, Charlotte writes and speaks about gender discrimination – and she often provides advice to campaigns to change the law. Charlotte is advising Our Streets Now to change the law regarding sexual harassment in public. In addition, she advises Girls not Brides UK on making child marriage a criminal offence in the UK and increasing the age of marriage from 16 (with parental consent) to 18. Charlotte was instrumental in the introduction of FGM Protection Orders in 2015 and the criminalisation of forced marriage in 2012.