5 Essex Court

Charlotte Ventham

Call 2001

“She is very thorough, pre-empts well and knows the papers inside out … always goes the extra mile”
Chambers UK

Charlotte is recognised as a leading junior and specialises in police law, public law, human rights, discrimination, inquests and inquiries, and malfeasance claims. She is regularly instructed by police forces and government departments/agencies in a range of courts and tribunals. Her practice includes a number of high profile cases and those involving national security and public interest immunity issues.

Clients find Charlotte ”very easy to deal with” and “Her effort on cases is tireless” (Chambers UK). She is commended for having “a keen analytical mind with a persuasive advocacy” (Legal 500) and considered to be “A great choice for claims which are complex, sensitive or difficult”.

Notable  examples of her work include the 7/7 Inquest, Daniel Morgan litigation and Kamoka litigation (claims of alleged complicity in rendition and torture by HM Government).

Charlotte is appointed to the Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel.

Charlotte is editor of the 5 Essex Court Police Law Update and regularly provides lectures to solicitors on all aspects of her practice.