Charlotte Posnansky, Senior Associate
Charlotte advises on all areas of family law.
AboutCharlotte advises on all areas of family law. She advises on financial remedy cases and has particular experience in complex and high value cases, often involving trusts, business interests, offshore assets and/or cases with an international flavour. As parties increasingly sign up to pre-marital agreements and as they are being given more weight by the courts, she is finding herself more frequently advising in cases involving a challenge to the validity of the pre-marital agreement on a subsequent divorce.
Charlotte also advises on all aspects of private children law including contact, residence and leave to remove applications.
She advises on the drafting of pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and has done so in many cases involving very significant assets and income. She also advises on issues which can arise between non-married couples, including cohabitation agreements, financial claims for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act and TLATA claims. Charlotte has written numerous articles for the industry and popular press, including New Law Journal, Spears Wealth and The Times amongst others.
Charlotte is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advised upon and drafted at least 2 pre-marital agreements in ultra-high net worth cases and in one of those cases advised on the subsequent divorce.
- In a case concerning a family living between several different countries, with very significant assets in complex tax planning structures across several different jurisdictions, Charlotte finalised a post-nuptial settlement from first draft to signed agreement in the space of a week
- In a hard fought case, involving substantial pre-acquired assets protected by a pre-marital agreement, Charlotte successfully defended a challenge to the validity of the pre-marital agreement in the first instance and, subsequently, advised on the application of the pre-marital agreement in circumstances where there was significant dispute about the value and/or tax treatment of most of the assets
- Involved in acting for Lady Judge in her application to the Court of Appeal to set aside judgment in her financial application on the basis of mistake, non-disclosure and an intervening event
- Involved in two recent cases where there has been significant domestic abuse (one in which where there were young children of the relationship affected by the abuse) and has advised on the protection from domestic violence, appropriate contact and residence arrangements for the children in the context of the abuse and financial proceedings
Supreme Court decision on unmarried couples and their pension entitlements on the death of their partner
With cohabiting relationships being the fastest growing family type in the UK, this is an area of law that is long overdue for reform.