Charlotte has extensive experience in all practice areas within the business crime department, including criminal fraud; bribery, corruption and money laundering offences; private prosecutions; compliance and sanctions work; extradition and INTERPOL matters; and contentious financial services litigation.
- Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
- British Association of Sports Lawyers (BASL)
- Lex-Anglo Brasil
- Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)
- Female Fraud Forum (FFF)
Charlotte advises individuals and organisations (including multinationals from a wide range of sectors including finance, retail, construction and engineering) facing internal, criminal or regulatory investigations in the UK, US and other jurisdictions that have been brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Department of Justice in the US, the City of London Police Fraud Division, and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Due to the nature of Peters & Peters’ international practice, Charlotte’s cases frequently have an international dimension involving issues in foreign jurisdictions. She has assisted in responding to mutual legal assistance requests from a number of European countries, and has conducted discovery and disclosure exercises in France, Switzerland and Jersey. Her extradition and INTERPOL experience has necessitated an understanding of certain aspects of law and procedure in jurisdictions such as India (specifically the West Bengal region), Greece, Dubai and Russia in addition to a close cooperation between counsel and experts in those jurisdictions. More recently, she has travelled extensively to the US to represent clients at interviews held by a variety of US law enforcement and prosecutorial authorities.
Charlotte has a keen professional interest in Brazil, particularly in the competition and anti-corruption sectors, after being selected to participate in the UK delegation of the Brazilian-British Lawyers’ Exchange Scheme, a joint initiative organised by the Law Society, Bar Council and Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, the primary aim of which was to deepen and widen relations between UK and Brazilian lawyers, and to understand the Brazilian legal system and management and organisation of Brazilian law firms more generally.
Charlotte joined Peters & Peters as a paralegal in 2010. She commenced her training contract in 2012 and qualified into the business crime department in 2014. Prior to joining Peters & Peters, Charlotte completed an internship at the House of Commons and worked as the Executive Assistant to a high profile Member of Parliament.
- Peters & Peters leads on global defence strategy for high profile Middle Eastern client linked to 1MDB Fund
- Internal investigation for household brand arising from criminal and regulatory allegations against major customer
- Representation of conglomerate in relation to international corruption investigation
- Successful discharge from extradition for a UK citizen wanted by the Government of India
- Firm provides criminal and extradition advice to Yemeni businessman in relation to UK murder investigation
- Finding of corruption in litigation against Bernie Ecclestone concerning sale of Formula One
- Firm works with overseas counsel to avoid extradition by successfully challenging domestic Italian arrest warrant
- Firm advises Russian billionaire on challenging EU sanctions and managing frozen assets
- Representation of key foreign exchange trader in foreign exchange manipulation case