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Introduction

Charmaine joined Chambers in 2021 following successful completion of pupillage. She currently practises in family and employment law, although she has a broad common law background. Charmaine is currently instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the Scottish infected and affected core participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry, the UK’s largest ever public inquiry.

Alongside her busy practice, Charmaine is active in the wider legal community. She is particularly passionate about access to justice and equality and diversity at the Bar. Through Bridging the Bar, Charmaine mentors aspiring barristers from underrepresented groups. She also sits on Advocate’s Young Bar Executive Committee and Chambers’ Equality and Diversity Committee. In 2021, Charmaine was nominated for Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year at the Bar Pro Bono Awards.



Employment Law

Charmaine accepts instructions in all employment-related matters, including discrimination, unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and contractual disputes. During pupillage, Charmaine spent three months observing a variety of employment issues under the supervision of Safia Tharoo.

Charmaine was recently led on behalf of the Respondent in a complex 20-day trial concerning whistleblowing and redundancy claims against the Financial Conduct Authority. Whilst acting for a Claimant, Charmaine successfully resisted strike out of a disability discrimination claim.


Areas of Expertise

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Education

  • University of Cambridge (Peterhouse), BA Law

  • BPP Law School, LLM Legal Practice (Barristers)

  • BPP Law School, Bar Professional Training Course

Scholarships & Awards

  • Inner Temple Exhibition Scholarship
  • Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • BPP Law School Advocacy Scholarship
  • BPP Law School Pro Bono Scholarship

Memberships & Committees

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Chambers Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Advocate Young Bar Executive Committee
  • Advocate Panel
  • Bridging the Bar Mentor Panel

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