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Charlotte Pender

Legal Director


Business Disputes, Financial ServicesPrivate Wealth


Commercial Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Charlotte advises on complex, high-value litigation with both domestic and international elements. 

She has experience of a broad range of commercial disputes acting for clients in the telecommunications, IT, pharmaceutical and retail sectors as well as a number of high net worth individuals.

Charlotte has particular expertise in the fields of civil fraud, asset tracing, freezing and recovery, joint venture, shareholder and partnership disputes.

Whilst Charlotte is an experienced trial lawyer, she also has experience in the resolution of disputes by way of arbitration, mediation, and negotiated settlement, and she seeks to resolve disputes without resorting to litigation wherever possible.

Her recent experience includes acting for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in a successful action to recover multi million pound damages arising from a fraudulent letter of credit scheme which included associated litigation in Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Charlotte is currently part of the team defending and pursuing litigation to recover assets for the creditors of Awal Bank BSC, in particular dealing with litigation involving complex financial instruments and multi-million dollar fraud in jurisdictions including England, Bahrain and the Cayman Islands.

Charlotte is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Awal Bank v Various
  • Barclay Pharmaceuticals & Others v Waypharm LP and Others [2012] EWHC 306 (Comm)
  • Irvine [2007] 1 BCLC 445; quasi partnership, discounted minority share value
  • AMP Services Limited v Walanpatrias Foundation, Lehman Brothers & Others- representing AMP Services in a dispute over the beneficial entitlement to assets of $100m acting in the English proceedings and advising on associated litigation in Monaco, Liechtenstein, New York, Florida & Panama