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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
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Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution




Charlotte advises on complex, high-value litigation with both domestic and international elements. She has experience of a broad range of commercial disputes but with particular expertise in the fields of civil fraud, asset tracing, freezing and recovery and shareholder disputes. Whilst Charlotte is an experienced trial lawyer she also has experience in the resolution of disputes by way of arbitration and mediation.

Charlotte has advised companies (including trust companies), individual shareholders, boards and institutional investors on a range of company and shareholder disputes and she acted for the Respondent shareholder in the case of Irvine v Irvine.

Charlotte’s most recent cases include acting for the liquidators of six defendant companies in Cayman Islands’ longest-ever trial – 129 days – about one of the world’s largest-ever Ponzi schemes – US$330 billion. Charlotte is also one of the Charles Russell Speechlys partners who work on a range of multi-billion dollar cases for Awal Bank BSC (in Administration), appointed by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

Charlotte acted for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in a successful action to recover multi million pound damages arising from a fraudulent letter of credit scheme which included associated litigation in Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Charlotte is admitted to practise in England and Wales and has limited admission in the Cayman Islands (in relation to the AHAB vs SAAD litigation). Charlotte is a member of the Female Fraud Forum and the Fraud Lawyers Association.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

(Next Generation Partners)

Charlotte PenderCharles Russell Speechlys LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP excels in pursuing and defending a broad spectrum of cross-border fraud actions, including those with freezing orders, injunctions and search orders. The team, which caters to businesses, central banks, regulators, governments and professional advisers, is especially acclaimed for its work within the crypto, digital assets and technology sectors. Practice head Stewart Hey  and Charlotte Pender are both also accomplished within the banking space, meanwhile Caroline Greenwell is likewise noted for her retail, consumer and leisure know-how.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Next Generation Partners)

Charlotte PenderCharles Russell Speechlys LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP‘s ‘well-established commercial litigation team‘ is widely respected for its expertise in fraud matters, in addition to its disputes experience in the technology, engineering, telecoms, sporting regulatory and financial services sectors. It also acts in claims involving the mining, energy, aviation, professional services and retail industries. Clients additionally benefit from the London group’s leveraging of expertise of colleagues in Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Luxembourg, Dubai, Doha, Manama, Hong Kong and Singapore. Commercial dispute resolution head Charlotte Pendergets on top of the legal and factual issues rapidly‘; Stewart Hey heads the fraud, asset recovery and investigations group; Rhys Novak has longstanding experience in commercial and corporate disputes; and Edward Craig is ‘great with clients and gets results‘. Caroline Greenwell‘s cases typically involve contract breaches and misrepresentations, civil fraud and asset tracing, and bribery and corruption allegations. Lucy Wicksteed and Abigail Rushton are experienced senior associates.