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Charlotte Coyle


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“I have utmost confidence in Charlotte as I know she will respond quickly and that she is reliable in terms of looking after the client.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

Charlotte is a specialist family lawyer. Her work and expertise has ranged widely over the past 15 years. She advises upon all aspects of family law from the beginning of a relationship where she can assist with prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, to when a relationship breaks down, at which point she provides advice on dispute resolution involving finances, children, and the wellbeing of the client.

Charlotte is regularly instructed on international and UK surrogacy and applications for parental order and has particular expertise in complex cases with an international element, which sees her regularly appear in High Court. Her work in this field has been recognised in the Legal Directories with Charlotte being described as “extremely tenacious and brilliant”

Charlotte has a diverse client base with a wide age distribution and varied backgrounds. She has a breadth of experience in advising those in media, technology, sport and those with a high-net-worth asset base.

Charlotte also has a specialist interest, knowledge and expertise in representing clients in Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) proceedings.

Charlotte is committed to achieving the best outcome for all her clients and recognises that each case is unique. She is regarded as being protective of her client’s best interests and will go over and above to get the best result possible for them.

Charlotte is often asked to provide commentary in broadsheets and newspapers and has been published in the Financial Times several times, The Times, the Law Gazette and The Mail Online (This is Money). Including this, Charlotte has written op-ed pieces for the FT Adviser about cohabiting couples and blended families.

Charlotte has also contributed to the legal press such as the Resolution magazine and the Professional Adviser. Charlotte has also been asked to speak at a number of events and on podcasts.

Charlotte is recognised as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition).

Legal Services

Family Law


Children Act Manners

Charlotte acts for clients in problematic children matters, usually involving cross-jurisdictional elements and sensitive issues such as retention and relocation of children whether this be internal or international relocation.

Grandparents and Kinship Care

Charlotte has significant experience of acting on behalf of grandparents and kinship carers who find themselves in need of support and guidance through transitions within their family, whether it be temporary or permanent. This includes representing grandparents seeking or reinstating contact with their grandchildren.


Charlotte has a specialist interest, knowledge and expertise in representing clients in Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) proceedings.

Pre & Postnuptial Agreements

Charlotte has a breath of knowledge and experience in preparing and negotiating pre and post nuptial agreements in order to protect her clients assets in the event of a divorce or separation. She also has experience in working alongside corporate and private client teams to advise entrepreneurs and trustees in relation to such agreements.

How to get a Divorce

Charlotte has a breadth of experience advising high net worth individuals including those in the media and she is well versed in financial matters involving business assets, foreign property and complex pensions arrangements.

During financial negotiations, Charlotte uses her commercial acumen, strategy and judgment to achieve a swift resolution where possible and most of her cases settle out of court. However, when court proceedings are inevitable, she provides strong representation and a track record of successful outcomes.

Surrogacy Law

Charlotte is active on advising couples on international and UK surrogacy and applications for parental orders.




To contact Charlotte or for more information…

Call: 0345 166 6282
Mobile: 0791 860 8961
Or email: Send an email


  • Association of Lawyers for Children – Co-opted Committee Member
  • Resolution – Member
  • Nominated for Family Law Associate Solicitor of the Year 2021 (LexisNexis Awards)

“Charlotte is becoming quite an expert in the field of surrogacy – she is extremely tenacious and brilliant.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

“Even in the most complex and stressful situations, she is the calming presence that is needed and she handles every situation formidably.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

“I am hugely grateful for her help, support, advice and understanding throughout a very testing process. Her professionalism, knowledge and expertise was combined with a pragmatic and caring approach, and I cannot recommend her more highly”

“Counsel commend her detailed knowledge of the law and her support of clients throughout what can be a difficult process.”

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