Building on her previous career in Central Government, Charlotte has experience of assisting on cases across all of Chambers’ practice areas often involving the most serious offences.
Charlotte Godber moved into law following a successful career in communications and public law roles within Central Government. As a lawyer she worked at a leading international law firm before joining QEB Hollis Whiteman. Since joining Chambers she has worked on the full spectrum of QEB Hollis Whiteman’s specialist fields.
Charlotte became a tenant of QEB Hollis Whiteman in January 2019 following the successful completion of her eighteen-month pupillage. During the first six months of pupillage Charlotte assisted her pupil supervisor, Philip Stott, on a range of matters including: a murder trial of four defendants following a stabbing in East London; the confiscation hearings for the Hatton Garden jewellery burglary; and the sentencing of Mark Loveridge following a guilty plea to manslaughter by means of diminished responsibility. Charlotte also undertook a document review in an international fraud investigation.
Charlotte regularly assists other members of Chambers with legal research and the preparation of cases on a diverse range of topics, including criminal and regulatory matters. Of particular note, Charlotte has contributed to a review concerning the criminalisation of doping in sport.
Prior to joining Chambers, Charlotte spent a year as a paralegal at WilmerHale on the Investigations and Criminal Litigation Team. During this time Charlotte assisted on an anti-bribery and corruption risk assessment and a global compliance review for a major international corporation. Charlotte was also involved in the representation of clients facing investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the US Department of Justice and the CPS. Charlotte also worked on a pro-bono Central Criminal Appeals case 'the Fresh water five.'
Charlotte previously worked in Central Government in public law roles. Charlotte represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department in Immigration and Asylum appeals. Charlotte also worked on legislation for the Cabinet Office. Most notably Charlotte worked on the Iraq Inquiry (the Chilcot Inquiry) into the UK’s involvement in Iraq.
During her legal studies, Charlotte volunteered as a Mackenzie friend for victims of domestic violence and undertook training with the National Centre for Domestic Violence.
- R v Chowdhury, Uddin and Rahman
- Assisted Philip Stott with the murder trial.
- Hatton Garden Jewellery Heist
- Assisted Philip Stott with confiscation proceedings arising from the trial.
- R v Loveridge (Mark)
- Assisted with the sentencing of Mark Loveridge, following a guilty plea to manslaughter by means of diminished responsibility.
- Counsel for the Home Office (Asylum and Immigration Appeals)
- Government Legal Department Junior Junior counsel list
- The Nursing and Midwifery Council approved list
- The Youth Justice Legal Centre approved counsel
- Charlotte was credited as a researcher in Sentencing for offences of cheating the revenue (R v Michael Richards and others) for LexisNexis (2017).
- Contributed to research for – ‘A Practical Guide to INTERPOL and Red Notices (Bloomsbury)' by Christopher David and Nicholas Hearn.