Dr Charlotte Proudman

Dr Charlotte Proudman

Dr Charlotte Proudman is a barrister at Goldsmith Chambers and a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College Cambridge.

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Modernising the Family Court on domestic abuse

For the first time in 20 years the Court of Appeal reviewed the Family Court’s failure to address the impact of rape, domestic abuse and coercive control on victims’ and children’s lives, writes Charlotte Proudman

31 May 2021
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OPINION Disclosure in criminal trials: an unjustified moral panic in rape cases?

Two years on, an assessment of R v Allan’s impact on reform of disclosure duties in criminal trials – and the prosecution of rape cases more broadly. By Anthony Metzer QC and Dr Charlotte Proudman

14 February 2020

Ban child marriage: safeguard futures

Consent or coercion? Lawyers are collaborating on a proposed Bill as part of a wider campaign to criminalise marriage involving children aged under 18

21 October 2019

FGM asylum claims

We need more political discourse on FGM internationally and an urgent review of the Home Secretary’s handling of asylum claims – whilst jurisprudence evolves

24 June 2019
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Update: Female Genital Mutilation and the Serious Crime Act 2005

Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Charlotte Proudman outline the key legislative changes on FGM introduced by the Serious Crime Act

Female genital mutilation (FGM) now forms part of our political and public consciousness. 

04 August 2015

FGM: prosecution and prevention

Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Charlotte Proudman examine the impact of the first FGM case litigated in care proceedings

A study by Equality Now and City University estimated that about 103,000 women aged 15-49 who had emigrated to England and Wales from female genital mutilation (FGM) practising countries were living with the consequences of FGM. 

27 April 2015
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Not for sale

Charlotte Proudman on prostitution, sex buyer laws and the “End Demand” campaign.

End Demand, a new campaign to change laws relating to prostitution, was launched on 22 October 2014.

10 March 2015

A tool for change

Charlotte Proudman reviews her recent legal placement in Israel and demonstrates how litigation is being used strategically to bring about change.

Last summer I took a sabbatical from practice to work for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), specialising in strategic litigation. I was awarded an International Legal and Professional Development Grant from the Family Law Bar Association and the Bar Council. The purpose of my placement was to gain expertise in strategic litigation at an international level.

27 March 2014
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As we look ahead to Justice Week 2022, the sustainability of the Criminal Bar remains a critical issue for the government to address

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