Charlotte Johnson

Charlotte Johnson - Barrister at St John's Buildings


Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 2013

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‘She has a presence above her years and a level of confidence which puts the client at ease. Her advocacy and ease at charming opponents and Judges makes her exemplary at negotiation and getting POCA cases concluded.

‘A driven lawyer and a fierce advocate. Her attention to detail is second to none and coupled with her conduct with lay clients, provides all-round representation’.

Legal 500 2021 – Rising Star

Charlotte has made a transition into practising family law and has had the benefit of mentorship by senior colleague Jane Walker. Charlotte accepts instructions representing parties in both public and private law proceedings.

Charlotte has spent the last five years practising criminal, regulatory and prison law and was frequently instructed to act for properly interested persons and families in inquests. Charlotte has been involved in complex cases which include the most serious offences of murder, manslaughter and sexual offences against children.

Charlotte has vast advocacy and witness handling experience from conducting trials in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, a vital skill for contested hearings. Charlotte has represented parties in inquests and prison law matters which required the adept questioning of experts in psychiatry, psychology and pathology. Charlotte has represented many youth defendants and is regularly instructed to represent and question vulnerable persons who have mental, emotional health issues and learning difficulties.

Charlotte’s warm yet robust approach means she can quickly build rapport with clients, as well as providing fearless representation in court.


  • Family - Children

    Public Law

    Charlotte represents Local Authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians from first to final hearing, has appeared before circuit and district judges and shadowed cases heard in the High Court. Charlotte has represented clients in cases involving serious domestic abuse and whilst shadowing, assisted in cases concerning factitious illness, non-accidental injury and jurisdictional issues.

    Charlotte accepts instructions in adoption matters and has experience of cases including applications for leave to oppose adoption orders.

    Private Law

    Charlotte accepts instructions in private law proceedings representing both Applicants and Respondents in cases concerning Child Arrangement Orders, enforcement orders and occupation orders. Charlotte’s criminal law background lends itself to cases in which there has been police involvement and has particular knowledge of non-molestation orders, having dealt with breaches of such orders in the criminal courts.

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