Charlotte Johnson

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 2013

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Charlotte graduated from Chester University with a first class in LLB Law (Hons) before undertaking the BPTC at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Charlotte undertook pupillage in Lamb Building, London where she assisted her supervisor on a number of murder trials, inquests and cases involving sexual offences against children. Since completing pupillage, Charlotte has spent time developing her practice in the north.

Expertise

  • Crime

    Charlotte represents clients in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts and has developed a reputation in cases involving young and vulnerable defendants.

    Charlotte regularly accepts instructions in private road traffic cases, including Exceptional Hardship applications and Special Reasons Hearings.

    Charlotte also represents clients who face Proceeds of Crime matters and Trading Standards’ prosecutions.

    Charlotte undertakes prosecution work.

    Youth / Vulnerable Defendants

    R v DB, 2015

    Successful appeal to the Crown Court at Minshull Street whereby the youth’s original sentence of 18-month Detention and Training Order for the offence of knife point robbery was revoked, the youth was released and resentenced to a Youth Rehabilitation Order.

    R v KHH, 2015

    Secured acquittal of a youth who was charged with offences of driving a carriage furiously and a number of Public Order offences.

    R v KG, 2016

    Successful appeal to the Crown Court at Minshull Street whereby the youth’s original Detention and Training Order was revoked, the youth was released and given a 12-month Conditional Discharge.

    R v BT, 2016

    Successful appeal to the Crown Court at Minshull Street whereby the youth’s original custodial sentence was reduced by 8 months.

    R v IM, 2016

    Charlotte was instructed to represent a youth who suffers from schizophrenia and whom faced a charge of arson with intent to endanger life.

    Sexual Offences

    R v ME, 2014

    Led Junior Counsel. The case involved rape and sexual activity with children. The Defendant was acquitted of all charges of rape.

    Proceeds of Crime

    R v VC, 2015

    Proceeds of Crime Hearing which involved the amount of £177,000.00 being returned to the client.

    Road Traffic

    R v AF, 2015

    Charlotte represented this client at the Sentencing Hearing for driving with excess alcohol, whereby she persuaded the Court to step outside of their sentencing guidelines. This resulted in the client receiving a far lower period of disqualification.

    R v IA, 2016

    Successful Exceptional Hardship application.

    R v CF, 2016

    Successful Exceptional Hardship application.

    R v JS, 2016

    Successful Exceptional Hardship application.

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