BA (Hons) Law with German Law, University of Oxford, 2013
Legal Practice Course, University of Law, 2014
Charlotte joined Capsticks as a Trainee Solicitor in the Birmingham office in September 2014 and is now a Solicitor in the Capsticks Public Law and Healthcare Advisory Team. Charlotte provides a broad range of advice to our NHS and healthcare clients on matters including, Best Interests, Consent, Child Protection, Complaints, Confidentiality, Continuing Healthcare, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Inquests, Judicial Review, Mental Capacity, Mental Health, and Serious Untoward Incidents.
Recent successful applications have included orders for authorisation of deprivation of liberty, for serious medical treatment and for the withdrawal of life sustaining treatment. Charlotte has supported acute hospitals, mental health trusts and CCGs with both Court of Protection and Inherent Jurisdiction proceedings, successfully obtaining orders for clients and supporting staff with giving evidence.
In addition, Charlotte regularly represents healthcare organisations and their staff at inquests, and has provided general advice and support to professionals appearing before a variety of courts.
Charlotte has been involved in preparing COP DOL 10 applications for CCGs under the streamlined Re X procedure for authorisation of deprivation of liberty. Charlotte has also advised CCGs on commissioning issues, such as care package funding and responsible commissioner disputes.
Charlotte regularly delivers presentations for clients. Recent topics include Information Law updates, GDPR, Investigations and Giving Evidence.
Charlotte was involved in the reported An NHS Trust v A  EWCOP 71, where Mr Justice Mostyn challenged previous authority on the interplay between the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act. Charlotte supported the client throughout the application and attended the Court of Protection proceedings, where Capsticks successfully obtained the Order sought by the client.