Charlotte is head of the Dubai office and the Middle East dispute resolution team.

Charlotte specialises in complex international arbitration and commercial litigation across all of our sector areas including energy, infrastructure, maritime and aviation. She has full rights of audience before both the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts and the higher courts of England and Wales.

As part of her practice, Charlotte also regularly assists clients in relation to mediation, expert determinations and managing dispute risk and avoidance. She also has extensive expertise in data protection laws and regulations.

Charlotte regularly sits as an arbitrator (sole, co-arbitrator and Chair) in ad hoc, ICC, LCIA and DIFC-LCIA arbitrations.

She is recognised as a leading dispute resolution and international arbitration lawyer in the UAE by legal directories Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Global. In 2022, Legal 500 said that she is “a star of the commercial disputes scene in Dubai and the UAE.’ and Chambers Global described her as an “outstanding lawyer.”.

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  • Acting for a leading aircraft lessor in connection with the successful repossession of a passenger aircraft in the UAE.
  • Acting for a leading contractor in relation to a complex construction dispute in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Acting for a major shipping carrier in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in connection with a complex joint venture dispute.
  • Advising a major corporate in relation to data protection laws and cybercrime on a global basis.
  • Advising a leading oil and gas service provider in connection with ICC arbitration proceedings in connection with disputes arising from delays to the construction of the Barakah nuclear energy project in Abu Dhabi.


  1. 1996 – 1997 · College of Law, London – Legal Practice Course
  2. 1993 – 1996 · City University – Business Law LLB (Hons), 2:1

memberships & associations

  1. Solicitor, qualified in England and Wales
  2. Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates
  3. Registered in DIFC courts Register of Legal Practitioners with full rights of audience
  4. Appointed to the Committee of the Society of Construction Law (Gulf)
  5. LCIA Arab Users’ Council