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Charlotte is a partner in Farrer & Co’s Contentious Trusts and Estates team. She acts for executors, settlors, beneficiaries and trustees on a wide range of trust and estate disputes, both onshore and offshore.

Charlotte has extensive experience of complex domestic and multijurisdictional trust disputes involving breach of trust, beneficiary rights of information and jurisdictional issues. Charlotte has particular experience of claims involving fraud and asset tracing and has represented both claimants and defendants in connection with freezing injunctions and disclosure orders. Charlotte frequently advises on succession issues including validity claims, capacity and construction issues as well as claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

Charlotte is ranked Band 2 for Private Wealth Disputes in the Chambers High Net Worth directory and as a Leading Individual for Contentious Trusts and Probate in the Legal 500 directory. She is also recognised for her Civil Fraud expertise.

Charlotte qualified as a solicitor in 2008.

Memberships and Accolades

Charlotte is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Charlotte is listed in the Private Client Global Elite 2021 directory, and was also listed in ALM’s Private Client Global Elite 2019.



"Charlotte Fraser has a staggering grip on the law and applies it with laser like precision to the facts, so the client feels that they have the best on their side." (Legal 500 2024)

"Charlotte is absolutely brilliant. She is mega-organised and really diligent." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"Charlotte is very calm, efficient and organised. On the technical side, she is superb." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"She is a fantastic lawyer and she has a really keen eye for what the court accepts and what her clients need. I don't hesitate to refer clients to her." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"Charlotte Fraser – absolutely fantastic, a superstar" (Legal 500 2023)

"Charlotte Fraser – cool, collected and hugely effective." (Legal 500 2023)

"Charlotte Fraser is fantastic, methodical, calm and collected...She has the knowledge of the law fully under her belt but is also a charming and astute person to work with." (Chambers HNW 2022 - Private Wealth Disputes)

Charlotte is ranked Band 3 for Private Wealth Disputes in the Chambers HNW 2021 Guide.

"Charlotte Fraser has made a real impact since taking partnership. She has been involved in some very high-profile cases and is a fantastic litigator." (Legal 500 2021)

"Charlotte Fraser is among the other key lawyers in a group that is ‘a benchmark for quality in this sector, with the right mix of experience and fresh talent to ensure that any contentious matter is dealt with assuredly and with commitment." (Legal 500 2021)

"She is just brilliant, an excellent lawyer." (Chambers HNW 2021)

"She is absolutely brilliant with clients, calm and capable in a very understated way." (Chambers HNW 2021)

"She is very calm, measured and it's a pleasure to have her on the other side," says one disputes lawyer." (Chambers HNW 2020)

"She's incredibly conscientious and good to work with." (Chambers HNW 2020)

Reported Cases

  • JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelenniy Bank & Others v Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev & Others
  • AB Jnr & Or v MB & Ors [2013] 1 CILR 1


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