Dr Charlotte Proudman

Dr Charlotte Proudman

Dr Charlotte Proudman is a barrister specialising in male violence against women and children at Goldsmith Chambers, Senior Research Associate at the Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, and founder of Right to Equality. Her book, He Said, She Said: the struggle for justice in an unjust system (Orion Publishing: Spring 2025) is available for pre-order. Charlotte was named Advocate of the Year 2023 in the Women in Law and Diversity Awards.

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Gendered bullying and social media

In 2022 Behind the Gown asked the Bar Standards Board to acknowledge online misogyny and sexism. One year on, the regulator’s revised Social Media Guidance doesn’t go far enough in confronting this issue, say Stephanie Hayward and Charlotte Proudman

13 November 2023

Speaking up: Charlotte Proudman

Charlotte Proudman talks about the impact of misogynistic online trolling on female lawyers and asks why this is being allowed to happen in plain sight

10 July 2023

Decriminalising abortion

In England and Wales the number of women investigated under archaic laws is rising exponentially. Is it time to decriminalise abortion? Anthony Metzer KC, Dr Charlotte Proudman, Honza Červenka and Shannon Moore investigate

13 March 2023

Crime not compliment

Dr Charlotte Proudman, Plan International UK and Our Streets Now on the campaign for legal change to protect against public sexual harassment

23 January 2023

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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Earnings, reform and engagement

The new Bar Council earnings report presents a collective challenge for the self-employed Bar, remote hearings are changing and Bar Conference is back next month

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