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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

Portrait of Charlotte Hill


Charlotte is an experienced commercial litigator and has been awarded the ‘Rising Star’ accolade in The Legal 500 on six occasions during 2021 and 2023. She is recognised as being ‘tenacious’, ‘a real force of nature’, and an ‘opponent-whisperer’, and is said to be ‘brilliant at case management and marshalling evidence’ with ‘a particular talent for sniffing out the best pieces of evidence in a case’.

She advises on a broad range of complex, high-value cross-border disputes across a number of commercial and business sectors, including financial services (having previously been on secondment at a large institutional bank), company disputes, corporate insolvency and civil fraud. She has specialist expertise in digital assets where she advises clients about cryptocurrencies, NFTs and blockchain disputes, and she recently acted in one of the very few contested cryptocurrency disputes which resulted in a successful outcome for her client. In 2023, Charlotte won the esteemed title of  ‘Woman of the Year – FinTech/Crypto Innovation – UK’ at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards, for the impact of her work in the sector.

Charlotte sits on the Law Society Council on behalf of civil litigators (non-personal injury) and is a committee member of the London Solicitor Litigation Association, having formerly spent two years as the elected President of the Junior LSLA. She is also the chair of EMEA for Multilaw's Young Lawyers Group, as well as a committee member of the Cyber Insurance Association, and a steering committee member of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations. 

Recent work highlights

  • Defeating a worldwide freezing order against an offshore business that was said to have received stolen cryptocurrency, and having the claim successfully discontinued against her client.
  • Advising various victims of the theft of their cryptocurrency and preparing global strategies for recoveries and enforcement purposes.
  • Advising businesses about cyber security and acting when their systems have been compromised with ransom demands being made of them. Subsequently pursuing the bad actors and other third parties to seek to recover compensation for them or their insurer.
  • Acting for a former director to defend a claim for breach of statutory, contractual and fiduciary duties in connection with various jurisdictions, including Cyprus, the Cayman Islands, Scotland and England.
  • Advising a Premiership Football Club with regard to a shareholder dispute and subsequently pursuing its legal advisors for professional negligence.

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