Charlotte graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Health Sciences and was admitted to the bar in 2009. She specialises in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on insurance and construction. She has acted in a wide range of insurance and construction disputes, as well as representing clients in statutory investigations and prosecutions. Charlotte acts for a range of clients, from individuals, small and large businesses, to multi-national insurance corporations. She has appeared in a number of tribunals, the District Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Charlotte has particular experience in all areas of litigation relating to insurance, including professional indemnity claims against a broad range of professionals (primarily in the construction sector), subrogated recovery, marine and cargo claims and advising on complex coverage issues. She has also handled a number of complaints to disciplinary bodies such as the New Zealand Law Society Standards Committee. Charlotte also advises clients in respect of investigations and prosecutions under the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, where she has had some excellent results.
In 2011 and 2012, Charlotte spent time in London, where she worked at Linklaters LLP and Fenchurch Law, a firm that specialises in assisting insureds with disputes with insurers. This has given her a different perspective which has been invaluable in understanding the insured’s position when she is dealing with coverage issues.
More recently, Charlotte undertook further study in respect of maritime law and is focusing on building her transport practice.
Charlotte is a member of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association and WISTA New Zealand, as well as being a founding member of the New Zealand branch of Young Insurance Professionals (YIPs) Australia and New Zealand Inc. She is also currently the President of Auckland Coastguard Incorporated.