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Charmaine specialises in family law, employment law and public inquiries. 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 & Diversity Committee. In 2021, Charmaine was nominated for Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year at the Bar Pro Bono Awards.

Employment Law

Charmaine represents both claimants and respondents in a variety of employment matters, including discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of contract, redundancy and unfair dismissal. In 2022, she was led by Jude Shepherd in Sigismund v Financial Conduct Authority 3200833/2019 (read the judgment here). More recently, she successfully represented the Respondent in a breach of contract claim (Watkins v Lloyds Bank plc 2200644/2022).

Public Inquiries

Charmaine has a developing practice in public inquiries. She is currently instructed as junior counsel to the Undercover Policing Inquiry, assisting the Inquiry Chair, Sir John Mitting, in this high-profile inquiry into undercover policing across England and Wales since 1968.

Between May to September 2022, Charmaine worked as junior counsel to the Scottish Infected and Affected Core Participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry, which is frequently referred to as the UK’s largest ever public inquiry.

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
  • 42BR Barristers Equality & Diversity Committee
  • Advocate
  • Advocate Young Bar Executive Committee
  • Bridging the Bar
  • Not Beyond Redemption

Interests

In her spare time, Charmaine enjoys food and wine, yoga, reading and travelling. In a past life, Charmaine played viola and piano at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.

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