Charlotte Thomas has recently returned to Chambers after spending a year as the Judicial Assistant to Lord Clarke and Lord Sumption in the Supreme Court, where she worked on a wide variety of cases across Commercial, EU/Competition and Public Law.
Charlotte was closely involved in a large number of leading cases across Chambers’ areas of practice. The legal year saw a series of decisions concerning justification and proportionality assessment under the European Convention on Human Rights, EU law and domestic law, as well as several cases dealing with the application of specific EU Directives and of domestic statutes in the public law context. In the commercial sphere topics covered included the doctrine of illegality, the penalty clause jurisdiction, arbitration, insurance, conflict of laws, restitution, constructive notice, and company law. She comes away with a unique insight into judicial decision-making at the highest level.