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Charlotte Black

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Practice Overview

Charlotte is an experienced commercial and chancery practitioner, who specialises in property litigation and related professional negligence.

Within just a few years of starting practice at the Bar, Charlotte was recognised in Chambers & Partners as an, ‘up and coming junior’ in real estate litigation and praised for her, ‘great advocacy and helpful approach’. She is now described as ‘brilliant’ in Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2017 and is also recommended as a leading property junior in Legal 500 and praised for being ‘particularly clear and precise in relation to the complexities of dilapidations’.

She is a tenacious litigator, determined to bring her experience, eye to detail and clear analysis to bear on all her cases. Having spent two years working in the busy property litigation department at a leading firm of solicitors, Charlotte has a unique insight into how barristers can add value for solicitors and their clients, and this sets her apart from others. Her advice is commercial, practical and relevant.

Charlotte has worked on some of the leading cases of recent times, including acting for the winning landlord in the dilapidations case Sunlife Europe Ltd v Tiger Aspect Holdings Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1656 (whilst at Forsters LLP). She also acted for the winning party in Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v United Utilities Water Plc [2014] UKSC 40, large-scale litigation regarding the rights of statutory sewerage undertakers to discharge into private watercourses (acted at pleading stages as junior to Jonathan Karas QC and Julian Greenhill).

Charlotte is equally happy working unled or as part of a wider team.

She is regularly asked to speak on matters relating to her practice, and has previously given talks to or run workshops for the Property Litigation Association, Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, Bristol Law Society and numerous firms of solicitors.

Her solicitor experience means she understands both sides of the profession and provides commercial advice.’  Legal 500, 2015

Charlotte is the editor of the Wilberforce Property Update (Issue 1)