Charlotte Wilce

Called 2009

A barrister who sits down with the papers and really puts the time into knowing her case.

Legal 500 2022


Charlotte joined Parklane Plowden in January 2018 having relocated from Regency Chambers in Peterborough where she completed her pupillage and was a tenant specialising in public and private Law children cases.

Charlotte is an approachable, thorough and practically-minded advocate who is experienced in navigating clients through highly complex and sensitive matters.

Prior to her career at the Bar, Charlotte worked for a publicly funded Legal Advice Centre where she provided free advice at a busy drop-in clinic and within local prisons.

Areas of Expertise


Charlotte is experienced in all areas of family practice, particularly public and private law children cases and proceedings under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996.

She routinely represents all types of clients including Local Authorities, parents, Guardians, intervenors and other extended family members at all levels of the Family Court.

Charlotte regularly appears in cases involving complex non-accidental injury, lengthy fact-finding hearings, serious neglect, sexual abuse and domestic violence.

She is well-versed with Local Authority procedures and policies having undertaken secondments with a Local Authority and has substantial experience of public law jurisdictional issues.

Legal 500 (2021) Child Law (Public and Private) - Band 4Charlotte for children matters is excellent and clients have preferred her over more senior counsel.

Middle Temple – J.B. Montagu Award, 2008

Re G (2017) – represented a Local Authority seeking threshold findings of multiple inflicted fractures, involving complex medical issues.

Re B Children (2017) – Successful appeal on behalf of a parent to the Court of Appeal against the making of a Placement Order.

Re J (2015) – Represented a mother accused of inflicting serious non-accidental injuries in a 5 day fact-finding hearing, involving disputed medical evidence. Secured the return of the child to the parents’ care, the Judge having made none of the threshold findings sought by the Local Authority.

LLB (Hons) Law, University of Nottingham, 2008 Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School, 2009