5 Essex Court

Charlotte Ventham

Call 2001


Charlotte accepts instructions from regulators in relation to enforcement proceedings, in particular in the context of warrant applications.

Examples of recent cases:

Concordia warrant litigation: represented the Competition and Markets Authority (led by Jason Beer QC) in a long running challenge to a search warrant issued under the Competition Act 1998:

  • [2018] EWCA Civ 1881: determination of a preliminary issue concerning the reliance on PII material when defending an application to vary a warrant;
  • [2018] EWHC 3158 (Ch): the use of special advocates in such a challenge;
  • [2018] EWHC 3448 (Ch): determination of PII application;
  • [2019] EWHC 47 (Ch): determination of substantive challenge to the warrant.

Competition and Markets Authority v Unnamed (Chancery Division): various ex parte applications for warrants under s28 Competition Act 1998.