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Charlotte Watts

Barrister

Charlotte joined DWF Advocacy in 2022 having spent five years in chambers and two years in private practice. Charlotte has developed particular specialisms in crime, regulatory and public law including public inquiries and inquests.
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Charlotte has acted as junior counsel in complex and high profile public inquiries. Whilst in chambers Charlotte was instructed to represent a Core Participant involved in the renovation of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Whilst in private practice charlotte acted as part of the team representing two corporate Core Participants in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Charlotte has also been instructed as junior counsel in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which was established to examine how the country’s institutions responded to their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse. Charlotte has been instructed in inquests on behalf of families and health care professionals, and has advised upon judicial review proceedings arising from inquests.

Charlotte has presented and defended in cases across a number of professional regulators. She has extensive experience of proceedings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, including representing registrants in complex cases involving the death of patients. Charlotte has presented cases on behalf of the General Optical Council, the Health and Care Professions Council and Social Work England and has acted on appeal and in judicial reviews in the Administrative Court. Charlotte has conducted a number of prosecutions of solicitors on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Charlotte’s court and tribunal work has required the drafting of pleadings, skeleton arguments, statements of case and advice on merits. Charlotte has provided advocacy training to pupil barristers and has drafted articles and delivered seminars on legal updates.