Charlotte Davies

Call: 2007
Associate Member

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Expertise
Charlotte’s practice areas include personal injury; property; contract & commercial; bankruptcy & insolvency; employment; inquests; licensing matters, and general common law. She is regularly instructed in credit hire matters, being preferred Counsel for a major national law firm.

Charlotte takes on cases at all levels, and regularly travels to courts around the country.

More recently, Charlotte has been acting for patients detained under the Mental Health Act at Tribunal hearings around the South West.

Charlotte sits as a Deputy District Judge and as a First Tier Tribunal Judge within the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.

 

Personal Injury 

Charlotte is very experienced in County Court personal injury matters at all levels and regularly represents clients in high value claims. Recently, Charlotte has successfully acted for a number of Claimants in claims worth in excess of £0.5m.

Charlotte acts for both Claimants and Defendants and is happy to consider work on a CFA basis where appropriate

Mental Health Law

Charlotte has a regular practice representing detained patients at Mental Health Act Tribunals. Charlotte regularly appears at hospitals around the South West and further afield.

Inquests

Charlotte has appeared in a number of high profile inquests reported in both local and national press, including appearing against Leading Counsel in a four day jury inquest at Windsor Coroner’s Court.

Property Law 

Charlotte has experience in many aspects of land and property law.

Recent work includes successfully representing a Claimant in a complex boundary dispute and a Party Wall Act matter. Charlotte recently advised the executor of an estate regarding the attempted enforcement of a contract for the sale of the deceased’s house at a significant undervalue. Charlotte drafted a lengthy defence raising invalidity under s.2 LPA, and also duress and undue influence.

Charlotte has experience in all areas of landlord and tenant law and is happy to provide both advice and representation.

Commercial & Insolvency

In terms of commercial matters, Charlotte has experience in both London and the South West.

Charlotte is currently instructed by a London firm and is representing a corporate client at appeal, having successfully obtained permission to appeal in a highly complex multi-million pound company insolvency matter.

She was also instructed by London-based commercial law firm Bracher Rawlins in a series of matters on behalf of the Chairman of Truro City Football club. Charlotte successfully acted for the Claimants at trial in a multi-track building dispute and has recently represented Claimants in a multi-track loan dispute.

Charlotte has vast experience in the bankruptcy court and also in applications to set aside statutory demands in the County Court.  More recently she successfully appeared against the Deputy Official Receiver in a matter involving the Official Receiver's misinterpretation of its own rules.

Employment

Charlotte undertook her pupillage in London under the guidance of Employment Judge Simon Cheetham QC.  A number of Charlotte's successes have been reported in the national media.

Charlotte continues to cover Tribunal work involving unfair and constructive dismissal; discrimination; redundancy; unlawful deductions and unpaid holiday entitlement cases. She is happy to draft pleadings in Tribunal cases and advise generally on employment claims, acting for both Claimants and Respondents.

Licensing

Charlotte has represented both the Local Authority and licence holders at numerous licensing appeal hearings. Notably, Charlotte acted for the Council in a multi-day appeal involving the licensing conditions applied to a sex shop. She also successfully defended an appeal brought by the Police over the extension of a kebab shop licence.
Education

  • LLB (Hons) LLM (London)

  • Called to the Bar: 2007 Middle Temple

  • Deputy District Judge

  • First Tier Tribunal Judge within the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber


 

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