Charlotta graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2001. She was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 2007 and to the New Zealand Bar in 2011.
Her career began as a litigation assistant at a large UK personal injury practice. After completing her legal studies, as a postgraduate at the University of Central England, she practiced principally in the area of civil litigation, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence claims.
In 2009 Charlotta moved to New Zealand and joined the predecessor to the current firm. She completed a Masters in Legal Studies with a focus on local government law and is now a litigation specialist managing a diverse range of claims in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, the District Court and the High Court.
Charlotta was appointed an associate of the firm in 2014.
Double J Smallwoods v Gisborne District Council  NZAR 1167 (HC)
We successfully defended the council against claims in nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher and although found liable in negligence, it was for only 26% of the amount claimed.view summary
Horwood v Opotiki District Council (HC)
The council successfully defended an application for particular discovery of irrelevant documents.view summary
Negligence is a nuisance!
Contractors have always needed to be aware and take steps to avoid the risks of causing harm to land and property belonging to others.
Vieceli v Christchurch City Council (HC)
The council successfully obtained an 85% contribution from the developer.view summary
Saunders v Frittelli (DC)
The claim against an insurance broker was struck out because it was time barred.view summary
Gauld v Waimakariri District Council (HC)
The council succeeded at trial in its arguments relating to causation, loss of chance and contributory negligence.view summary
Body Corporate 351522 v Queenstown Lakes District Council (HC) 20.3.13
The council succeeded in its application for further and better particulars and testing.view summary