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Charlotte Black

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Practice Overview

Charlotte is a property litigation specialist. She acts in all types of real estate disputes and related professional liability matters.

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. She recently appeared in the Supreme Court in the case of Sequent Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd UKSC 2018/0098 about the reasonableness of a landlord withholding consent under a lease.

Charlotte has won many plaudits across the leading legal directories. She is described as a ‘skilled junior’ in Chambers and Partners 2019 with the market describing her as ‘emminently sensible, very commercial and easy to instruct. She is able to turn around advice quickly yet is always thorough and conscientious’ and as ‘incredibly user-friendly…she gives us everything we need’. She is also recommended as a leading property junior in Legal 500 2019, where she is particularly noted for ‘building a good reputation in the dilapidations world’. Charlotte is also highlighted as a ‘superb real estate litigator’ in Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar Real Estate 2019 which states that Charlotte ‘draws high praise from peers who consider her ‘extremely bright and on the ball’’.

As well as acting (led or unled) in real estate disputes, Charlotte is also used to acting as part of a team, providing specialist property advice in wider disputes with a property angle, including commercial, insolvency and family proceedings. She has also acted in cases involving property in other jurisdictions.

She is regularly asked to speak on matters relating to her practice and has previously given talks to or run workshops or seminars for the Property Litigation Association, RICS Dilapidations Forum Annual Conference, Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, Bristol Law Society and numerous firms of solicitors. Last year, Charlotte chaired Wilberforce’s annual Property Conference, which explored issues surrounding urban development in the 21st century.

‘Emminently sensible, very commercial and easy to instruct. She is able to turn around advice quickly yet is always thorough and conscientious’ Chambers and Partners 2019