A mature and impressive junior building on her previous career as a highly skilled communicator.
Charlotte Godber moved into law following a successful career in communications and public law roles in Central Government. As a lawyer she worked at a leading international law firm before joining QEB Hollis Whiteman where she now works 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 pupillage. During pupillage Charlotte assisted her pupil supervisor, Philip Stott, on a range of matters including: the confiscation hearings for the infamous Hatton Garden jewellery burglary; and the complicated sentencing of Mark Loveridge following a guilty plea to manslaughter by means of diminished responsibility.
Charlotte regularly assists other members of Chambers with legal research and the preparation of cases on a diverse range of topics from doping in sports to complex sentencing research.
Prior to joining Chambers, Charlotte worked as a paralegal at WilmerHale on the Investigations and Criminal Litigation Team. Charlotte assisted in the representation of various professional clients and worked on a major international corporation anti-bribery and corruption risk assessment and a global compliance review. Charlotte also worked on a pro-bono Central Criminal Appeals case 'the Fresh water five.'
In her previous career in central government Charlotte worked on the Iraq Inquiry (the Chilcot Inquiry), legislation for the Cabinet Office, and later represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department in Immigration and Asylum appeals.
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)
- Direct Access appointed
- Government Legal Department Junior Junior counsel list
- The Nursing and Midwifery Council approved list
- The Youth Justice Legal Centre approved counsel
- Association of London Welsh Lawyers
- Criminal Bar Association
- Women in Criminal Law
- Female Fraud Forum
- Middle Temple
- Young Fraud Lawyers Association
- 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.
- LLM Law, BPP University
- BPTC, BPP University (Queen Mother scholar)
- GDL, City Law School
- English BA Hons Queen Mary University (& Berkeley, University of California, USA)