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 policy in the UK. In addition, she supervises postgraduate students in the Department of Sociology on related areas of interest. Charlotte’s book is due to be published by Oxford University Press, ‘FGM: When Culture and Law Clash’. She was awarded a doctorate in FGM law and policy in the UK from King’s College, Cambridge and an MPhil in Criminology from Queens’ College, Cambridge. Charlotte’s research in the field of FGM law has made a significant contribution to scholarship in this area. In addition, Charlotte was instrumental in the introduction of Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders in 2015. She has been instructed in precedent-setting cases before the Court of Appeal and the High Court. In collaboration with the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Charlotte assisted in drafting a new FGM and forced marriage legal directive (Practice Direction 36H FPR).


"Charlotte is never shy of helping us test the boundaries of the law, or of tackling a relatively new form of domestic abuse, widespread image-based abuse (revenge porn), or raising novel arguments arising under the Equality Act, which have yet to be tested in court"

Georgina Calvert-Lee, Senior Counsel, McAllister and Olivarius


"Charlotte is not afraid to bring novel challenges that look to have wider policy implications. She is passionate about making the legal system more accountable in its treatment of women and girls"

Mitchell Woolf, Solicitor, Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd