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Charlotte joined Serle Court in October 2016 following successful completion of her pupillage. During pupillage, Charlotte was involved in cases spanning the breadth of Chambers’ practice, including: claims in respect of Jersey, Guernsey and Cayman trusts; litigation involving a Ukrainian oligarch and the alleged misappropriation of oil monies; applications in the administrations of Lehman Brothers and BHS; and litigation in England, Jersey and Malaysia involving the directors of an AIM-listed company.


University College, Oxford: BA English Literature (Double First)

City University: GDL; BPTC (Outstanding, 3rd in year)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Charlotte Beynon Serle Court ‘Charlotte is brilliant. She is a superstar in the making.’

Serle Court is ‘first rate set’ with a large number of ‘high-calibre advocates’, with a significant number of members of chambers, including Jonathan Adkin KC, involved in the Wang v Grand View saga in Bermuda. Other key contacts include rising stars Charlotte Beynon and Gregor Hogan. Elizabeth Jones KC is active in the “X Trusts” litigation in Bermuda, while John Machell KC ‘s recent work has included the Privy Council case Investec v Glenalla Properties, a matter from Guernsey stemming from the long-running Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust litigation.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Charlotte Beynon  – Serle Court ‘Charlotte is an outstanding junior. She is incredibly intelligent and has a knack for identifying what really matters. Charlotte is engaging and personable. Solicitors and clients love working with her. She has a bright future ahead.’

Second to none for civil fraud‘, Serle Court is noted for its ‘superb silks and even better juniors‘. The set’s top-notch reputation for offshore and Chancery matters feeds into its market-leading commercial fraud practice. Members have been involved in several of the largest cases to hit the courts, including Public Institution for Social Security v Al Rajaan & Ors, a US$800m fraud claim involving bribery allegations linked to the banking and investments of the state pension fund of Kuwait, with Hugh Norbury KC co-leading for the claimant and Jonathan Adkin KC, Philip Marshall KC, Simon Hattan  and Charlotte Beynon  among those acting for defendants. Senior juniors are often top choices for silks outside of chambers, as demonstrated by James Weale‘s role on the claimant team in the long-running oligarch dispute Chernukhin v Deripaska, including a two-day Court of Appeal hearing in 2021.