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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution, digital asset disputes, financial services regulation, restructuring and insolvency


Charlotte is a partner in the commercial dispute resolution team and an experienced commercial litigator.

She advises on a broad range of complex, high-value cross-border disputes across a number of commercial and business sectors, including financial services (having previously been on secondment at a large institutional bank), company disputes, corporate insolvency and civil fraud. She has specialist expertise in digital assets where she advises clients about cryptocurrencies, NFTs and blockchain disputes, and she successfully acted in one of the very few contested cryptocurrency disputes.

In 2023, Charlotte won the esteemed title of ‘Woman of the Year – FinTech/Crypto Innovation – UK’ at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards, for the impact of her work in the sector. She sits on the Law Society Council on behalf of civil litigators (non-personal injury) and is also the chair of EMEA for Multilaw’s Young Lawyers Group.


Joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2016; partner in 2023.


English, basic French and Spanish


Board member of Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery (CFAAR); committee member of the London Solicitor Litigation Association; committee member of the Cyber Insurance Association; and steering committee member of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations.


Cardiff University 2006-2009; Cardiff Law School, LPC, distinction, 2009-2010.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Rising stars)

Charlotte HillPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

A go-to legal firm that cannot be faulted‘, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s has notable strength in cross-border and international disputes. The practice’s current claims roster includes several large-value matters involving countries such as India, Guinea and South America, as well as North America. Dividing her time between Cambridge and London, Clare Arthurs leads the team that comprises consultant Rustam Dubash, a former practice head; David Niven, who co-heads the professional negligence and group actions practice alongside David O’Brien; international litigation head Richard Marshall; and IP and IT disputes leader Phillip D’Costa. Also integral to the practice, Michael Brown, Kamran Rehman and Alex Fox all maintain active commercial disputes practices; and Charlotte Hill, Harriet Vidot and Laura Coleclough, along with Chris Hoyer MillerOliver Cooke, Colin Hayes, and Valya Georgieva are key senior associates. Insolvency and civil fraud partner John Adams joined from Browne Jacobson LLP in August 2022.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Rising stars)

Charlotte HillPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

The banking practice at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a ‘force to be reckoned with’, with vast experience acting both for and against banks. The team has expertise in high-profile swaps litigation, and is recognised for its digital asset litigation capabilities. ‘Dynamic partnerAlex Fox acts as head of business and finance disputes, and leads the ‘dedicated and hard-working team‘ alongside Clare Arthurs and David Niven. The team continues to expand, with the arrival of John Adams from Browne Jacobson LLP in August 2022. Charlotte Hill is another key contact at the firm.