Charlotte Hadfield

Year of Call: 1999
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Employment and discrimination

Charlotte accepts instructions from Claimants and Respondents across the full spectrum of employment law, including the following types of claim:

  • Breach of restrictive covenants
  • Whistleblowing and other detriment claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • TUPE, particularly those with an insolvency element
  • Equal pay
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Breach of contract/unlawful deductions

She is frequently instructed on behalf of both Respondents and Claimants in complex discrimination/detriment cases, and has extensive experience of cases involving direct/indirect discrimination and/or victimisation and harassment; whistleblowing, equal pay, and detriment to part-time workers.

Charlotte has a particular interest in TUPE cases, especially those involving insolvency issues.

Charlotte has also represented clients charged with disciplinary offences before professional regulators.  She has particular insight into the operation of disciplinary panels thanks to her experience as a Legal Assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The crossover between Charlotte’s education practice and her employment practice, means that she is ideally placed to act in employment claims by teachers.  She has extensive experience of acting on behalf of local authorities, schools and teachers in employment claims.

On the non-contentious side, Charlotte is available to advise on the drafting and interpretation of contracts of employment, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and compromise agreements.

Reported cases:

  • Morgan Motor Co Ltd v Morgan (2015) UKEAT/0128/15 (factors to be taken into account when considering an application for relief from sanction)
  • Harris v Academies Enterprise Trust [2015] IRLR 208 EAT (whether employment tribunals are bound by Mitchell case management principles)
  • Crystal Palace FC Ltd and Anor v Kavanagh & Ors [2014] IRLR 139 CA (whether an administrator can dismiss for an ETO reason)


‘A diplomatic advocate with great interpersonal skills.’

Legal 500 2017/Leading Individual - London Bar – Education

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Academic qualifications

  • LLB (Hons)
  • LLM, London School of Economics

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate

Direct Access

Charlotte Hadfield is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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