Charlotte is an award-winning barrister “fighting for women’s rights in and out of court,” inews. Known as the “feminist barrister” and “#MeToo pioneer” by Legal Cheek, she is also described by the Telegraph as “clever”, “confident”, “impressively well-versed on women’s rights”.
Charlotte represents women and girls in cases of gender-based violence, particularly female genital mutilation (FGM). She is co-founder of Action: FGM and advisor to the Vagina Museum, London.
Combining the law and academia, Charlotte is a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge in law and sociology where she researches FGM law and lectures, Feminist Thinking in Society and in the Law.
Charlotte was instrumental in the criminalisation of forced marriage and the introduction of FGM Protection Orders. She collaborated with the National Police Chiefs’ Council to put together a new FGM and forced marriage legal procedure (see, Family Court Practice Direction 36H FPR).
She works on a number of women’s rights campaigns. Charlotte works with other legal experts to raise awareness of domestic abuse in family law cases. As a legal advisor to Our Streets Now, Charlotte is assisting a campaign to make sexual harassment in public a criminal offence and she is legal ambassador to Girls not Brides, a campaign to make child marriage a criminal offence.