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Children Law

Charlotte specialises in childcare cases, involving Social Services or complex private law issues. She is a member of The Law Society Children Panel. With over twenty years’ experience, having qualified in 2002, Charlotte has an in depth knowledge of her field of work. She undertakes most of her own advocacy and has strong and positive relationships with both professional and lay clients. She has acted for clients in all levels of Court, up to and including the Court of Appeal.


  • Acting for parents, other family members and foster carers within care proceedings and adoption cases
  • Applications for Wardship and Special Guardianship Orders
  • Acting for parents and other family members in private law children cases – residence, contact, enforcement of Contact Orders, change of surname, abduction and removing children from England and Wales

What clients say:

“Your patience, kindness and professionalism at all times sustained me.”

"Many thanks and appreciation for your continued professionalism and diligence in this case. I fear it would be even further behind without your continued persistence in chasing up loose ends."

"Charlotte is an excellent child care solicitor, she has many years of experience in all aspects of this area of law, and is good with her clients presenting their cases well."

“Charlotte was very professional, supportive and helpful throughout the proceedings. She responded to all my calls, texts or emails timely; providing advice and support. Charlotte managed highly conflicted parents with professionalism at all times.”

"I recommend that Berry & Lamberts clone Charlotte."


Reported Cases:

Re A (care proceedings: non-disclosure) [2009] EWCA Civ 1057

Re L-W (Children) (Enforcement and Committal: Contact) [2010] EWCA Civ 1253 [2011] 1 FCR 78

Additional Bio

In her leisure time Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends and joining her family in supporting her local football team.