Dr Charlotte Proudman

Charlotte is an award-winning barrister with an extensive family law practice encompassing children matters and high value financial relief cases. Charlotte undertakes judicial review claims that overlap with children matters particularly asylum and Article 8 ECHR. She is often instructed to appear against Queen’s Counsel and she is developing a record of published cases of public interest.

As a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge, Charlotte’s researches gender inequality under the law and female genital mutilation (“FGM”) jurisprudence in the UK. Charlotte was awarded her Doctorate in FGM law and policy at King’s College, Cambridge and she was a Visiting Researcher at Berkeley Law School and Harvard Law School.

As an advocate for change, Charlotte is a media commentator on women’s rights and the law. She often acts as a legal advisor to women’s rights campaigns to change the law. Charlotte is a legal advisor to Girl’s Not Brides UK, which seeks criminalise child marriage and to increase the legal age of marriage to 18 and Our Streets Now, a campaign to make street-based sexual harassment an offence. Charlotte was instrumental in the introduction of FGM Protection Orders in 2015 and the criminalisation of forced marriage in 2012.