Charlotte Edge

Call: 2006

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“A confident and impressive advocate, who is easy to work with

and who quickly grasps the issues. Her advice is sensible, thorough
and pragmatic.”

Chambers UK 2014

"rising star" Legal 500 2013

"a busy up-and-coming junior" Legal 500 2012


Charlotte has a busy and varied Chancery practice encompassing both traditional and more commercial Chancery work.  She has a particular interest in trusts, wills and probate, family provision claims, pensions and Court of Protection work (where she appeared in Re M [2011] 1WLR 344) as well as more commercial disputes, company and partnership matters and professional negligence claims arising out of any of her practice areas.

Charlotte has wide litigation experience for her call and her practice has an emphasis on contentious matters and dispute resolution, although she also undertakes a wide range of non-contentious drafting and advisory work.


Notable Cases

Rainbird v Smith [2012] – instructed for the successful claimants in a claim for construction, alternatively rectification, of a will which did not expressly exclude s 33 Wills Act 1837.  Ling v Ling [2002] WTLR 553 not followed.   Instructed by Dyne Drewett.

Perdigao International Ltd v Supachill Technologies Inc [2012] EWHC 793 (QB) –  instructed by Baker & McKenzie in a commercial dispute as to a reasonable time for performance of a contract.  Charlotte is currently instructed on the appeal.

Tamlin v Edgar, The Times, 23 February 2012 – Charlotte acted for three of the adult beneficiaries of two family trusts in an application for the court’s approval of a decision of the trustees.  Instructed by Trowers & Hamlins.

Burgess v Hawes [2012] WTLR 423 – instructed with Penelope Reed QC at all stages until trial of a contentious probate dispute raising issues of capacity and lifetime undue influence.  Instructed by Withers LLP.

Re King [2010] – instructed by Edwin Coe  for the adult beneficiary of a divorce settlement in an application to vary the settlement under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958.

In the matter of M [2011] 1 WLR 344; [2010] 3 All ER 682; [2009] WTLR 1791;(2009) 12 C.C.L. Rep. 635; [2010] M.H.L.R. 304 – represented a number of national charities in an application for the execution of a statutory will in one of the first reported cases on the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  Instructed by Withers LLP.

Secret Hotels 2 Ltd v EA Traveller [2010] All ER (D) 95 (May) – effect of set-off under English law on Articles 27 and 28 of the Judgments Regulation.  Instructed by Blake Lapthorn.



Charlotte is an accredited mediator, trained through ADR Chambers


Publications and Lecturing

Charlotte edits the “Powers and Duties of Pension Scheme Trustees” chapter of Tolley’s Pensions Law, looseleaf, and has written for the Trusts Quarterly Review (on the now disapproved “rule in Hastings-Bass”).  She regularly speaks on all areas of her practice and is currently giving a series of talks on contentious trusts and probate issues.



Before coming to the Bar Charlotte read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, where she was made a Scholar of Brasenose College on the basis of academic achievement.