About me - Charlotte Pope-Williams

CALL: July 2011 - The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

I am a fully qualified barrister with full rights of audience practising from chambers in London, 3 Hare Court.  You can see my chambers profile here: https://www.3harecourt.com/barrister/charlotte-pope-williams/banking-and-financial-services=legal-service/. I previously worked at leading multinational firm Pinsent Masons LLP ("Pinsents") in the contentious financial services team albeit that I regularly worked on non-contentious matters too.   Before working at Pinsents I worked for the UK's central bank, the Bank of England for just under half a decade, having completed pupillage in a chambers specialising in commercial, common law and criminal regulatory law.  To date my work experience has taken me from an internship (known as a stage)  in DG COMP in the European Commission to commercial litigation in Canada and the Caribbean. 

I specialise in financial services disputes.  I am particularly interested in the intersection between financial services commercial litigation, contentious financial services regulatory matters and public law.

I am Employed Barrister of the Year in a Law Firm 2022/2023 having won this accolade at the Employed Bar Awards 2022 (see Winners (barcouncil.org.uk)

As at 1 September 2021 I was appointed as an Independent Governor of the University of Aberdeen for a three year term.  Independent Governors sit on the University's Court which is similar to a board of directors and which is the governing body of the university.

As at summer 2021 I completed the Bar Council's inaugural Leadership Programme.  The Programme provided an opportunity for 36 Barristers selected through a competitive process to develop their leadership skills.  The Programme aims to facilitate a powerful network of new leaders of the Bar of England and Wales now and in the future.

EXPERTISE: Commercial and Chancery, Regulatory and Professional Discipline, Public and Administrative.

RECENT EXPERIENCE: My most recent experience includes but is not limited to:

LANGUAGES:  English (Native Speaker), French (Proficient)