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Charlotte Worsley

Year of call:
2002
Education:
1999
Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, MA (Hons) Social Anthropology
2002
College of Law, London BVC (‘Very competent’)
Career:
2002
Pupil at 9 Gough Square, London
2003
Tenant at No 6, Leeds
2018
Head of Family Team PSQB
Appointments:
2006-2011
Part-time advocacy tutor at BPP Leeds
2007
Advocacy-training-accredited
FLBA NEC Committee
2007
Grade 3 Prosecutor
2010-2012
Bar Council Conference Committee
2011
Grade 3 panel advocate & rape panel prosecutor
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
Family Law Bar Association
Secretary for Middle Temple North Eastern Circuit Society
Lawyers for Children Committee
Languages:
French

Charlotte Worsley has been a practitioner in criminal law, for the prosecution or defence, since 2002. Her practice covers the full spectrum of offences with particular specialisms in serious sexual offences and offences relating to children and vulnerable adults (including cases involving child sexual exploitation, abuse of all types and the representation of young defendants.)

Charlotte has particular skill in dealing with vulnerable defendants and witnesses. She is frequently instructed in cases involving the s.28 pre-recorded cross-examination.

She has a clear understanding of issues affecting the crossover between criminal and family jurisdictions. She has often represented clients in both jurisdictions, in cases relating to sexual offences, gross neglect and all types of child abuse.

Approach

Charlotte is an effective communicator. She is a robust advocate, yet remains sensitive and approachable to lay and professional clients. She places particular emphasis on client care and focuses on minimising distress for the lay client and their supporters.

Languages & interpreters

Charlotte has experience of cases involving different cultures and/or requiring an interpreter or intermediary.

Notable cases

  • R v Haji & others – Led Junior successfully prosecuting multi-defendant child exploitation trial.
  • R v Pearson – Gross negligence manslaughter through neglect; a daughter allowed her mother to die, involving complex psychiatric evidence relating to senile squalor disorder.
  • R v Asnawi – Representing a vulnerable defendant in a serious gang-rape.

Training

Charlotte regularly delivers seminars and lectures, including advocacy training, to junior solicitors.

Public Access

Charlotte may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Charlotte’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

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