Charlotte Bull

Charlotte Bull

Call: 2016

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Charlotte has a diverse common law practice, with an emphasis on Crime, Civil and Regulatory law. Charlotte is happy to accept instructions across the main practice areas of Chambers.

Charlotte is direct access qualified and has successfully represented clients in Civil and Family law matters. Charlotte is keen to offer a cost-effective, clear and comprehensive service to direct access clients.

Charlotte volunteered for a number of years with the South Westminster Legal Advice Centre, the Free Representation Unit and the National Centre for Domestic Violence.  Charlotte currently volunteers for Bail for Immigration Detainees.

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Crime Barrister

Charlotte regularly appears in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court.  She accepts instructions on a legal aid and private basis. Charlotte has also successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal.

Charlotte prosecutes and defends in criminal matters.  Charlotte is appointed to the Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel, Grade 1.

Charlotte has a keen interest in vulnerable defendants in the criminal justice system.  She was awarded substantial funding to research therapeutic jurisprudence and problem-solving courts in the USA by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.  As a result of her research, Charlotte was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Charlotte worked in the charity sector for a number of years.  She provided advice on criminal justice and civil law matters to veterans and individuals with serious mental health conditions.

Notable cases

R v H (2017), Birmingham Crown Court: Secured an acquittal in a three day trial for theft from employer.

R v R (2017), Court of Appeal (Criminal Division): Successful appeal against sentence for a getaway driver in multiple armed robberies. Sentenced reduced from 11.5 years to 9 years.

R v J (2017), Willesden Magistrates’ Court: Four day Dangerous Dogs Act and animal welfare trial involving the cross-examination of three expert witnesses. Successful in arguing that two adults dogs were not pit-bull types.

R v K (2017), Cambridge Crown Court: Contested POCA Hearing. Successfully argued for a reduction in the benefit figure from over £1,000,000 to £400,000 in a large scale drugs conspiracy case.

Civil Barrister

Charlotte regularly appears in the County Court and High Court in small claims and fast track matters.

Charlotte accepts instructions at all stages of a case, from initial advice on prospects and quantum, to drafting court documents and providing representation at hearings.

Charlotte’s civil practice is diverse. She has experience in a range of civil matters, including:

  • contractual disputes;
  • consumer disputes;
  • agency relationships;
  • equitable remedies, including injunctions;
  • neighbour disputes;
  • landlord/ tenant disputes;
  • road traffic matters;
  • personal injury;
  • Bribery Act 2010;
  • enforcement proceedings.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Charlotte represented clients in the First and Upper Tier Social Security Tribunal, Best Interests Mental Capacity Act meetings, homelessness appeals and Continuing Healthcare hearings before NHS England.  She has also supported clients at Mental Health Act appeals.

Charlotte has a Masters in European Law from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands where she focused on human rights and EU law (including competition law and rules pertaining to the internal market). As a result she is happy to accept instructions in civil matters with a European Law nexus.

Charlotte also has a Masters in Industrial Relations and Managing Human Resources from the University of Warwick and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Developers. She is able to accept instructions in employment and industrial disputes.


Charlotte currently acts as counsel for Ofqual advising on potential breaches of Conditions of Recognition and enforcement proceedings. Charlotte also acts as a legal advisor to the Exam Procedure Review Panel.

Charlotte has a strong grounding in regulatory law and policy. Prior to her career at the Bar, Charlotte worked in public affairs in Brussels advising companies, including FTSE 100 companies, on a diverse range of regulatory matters.

Family Barrister

Charlotte has a busy family law practice, encompassing all aspects of private family law. Charlotte brings her background in criminal law to her advocacy in the family courts. Charlotte’s advocacy experience in Crown Court cross-examination is particularly useful in complex and emotionally charged Fact-Finding Hearings. Charlotte has been successful in Fact-Finding hearings involving serious allegations, including rape. Charlotte also has experience in cases involving implacable hostility and parental alienation.

Charlotte is happy to provide advice to direct access clients and solicitors from the contemplation of private family law proceedings to Final Hearing. Charlotte takes a caring but pragmatic approach to cases and is able to negotiate settlements when necessary.

Having previously volunteered for the National Centre for Domestic Violence, Charlotte is confident receiving last minute instructions for emergency injunctions. Charlotte has particular experience in transfer of tenancy applications.

Charlotte has experience in defended divorce proceedings and also takes instructions in financial remedy proceedings

Education & Qualifications

  • BPTC (Outstanding), City Law School
  • MA, University of Warwick
  • LLM, University of Leiden, Netherlands
  • LLB, University of Birmingham


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Association of Women Barristers
  • Family Law Bar Association


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2015)
  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Scholarship (2015)
  • Gray’s Inn, Holt Award (2014)
  • Warwick Business School Academic Excellence Scholarship (2011)

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