Charlotte Hadfield > Chambers of David Berkley QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Berkley QC

Work Department

Employment; Education; Asset Forfeiture; Business and Commercial.


Charlotte undertakes the full range of asset forfeiture work including the enforcement of confiscation orders under the DTA, CJA and POCA, accepting instructions from the Crown (CPS, BERR, SOCA), the defence and third parties.

She also advises on employment law matters, accepting instructions from claimants and respondents. She has extensive experience of complex discrimination/detriment cases, including direct/indirect discrimination and/or victimisation and harassment on the grounds of race, disability, sex and pregnancy; whistleblowing, equal pay, and detriment to part-time workers.

Charlotte’s practice includes advising and representing parents, children and local authorities on the full range of education issues, including school admissions, school exclusions, discrimination, special educational needs, employment in education, and employment in universities. She has extensive experience of clerking Independent Appeal Panels, including complex exclusion appeals involving allegations of discrimination and/or issues relating to SEN provision.


Called 1999, Inner Temple. Accredited mediation advocate.


London School of Economics (LLB (Hons); LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Education

Within: Leading Juniors -

Charlotte Hadfield


A go-to barrister in the area of education law.

3PB has a ‘strong education practice‘, where it offers a good choice of counsel‘. Its members are ‘efficient, friendly, and expert in their field‘. Charlotte Hadfield acted for an interested party in an application for judicial review of a refusal to carry out an assessment of an individual’s education needs. Aimee Fox successfully represented a local authority in a major judicial review on the application of section 19(1) of the Education Act 1996.