Charlotte Hadfield

Charlotte Hadfield

Call 1999

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Charlotte practises in commercial, employment and education law.

She is regularly instructed on behalf of companies and individuals in the following types of claim:


  • Fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty by directors and/or senior employees
  • Restrictive covenants and breaches of confidentiality (including the making or resisting of applications for injunctive relief)
  • Contractual disputes relating to bonuses
  • Partnership disputes
  • Disputes in the LLP context
  • TUPE cases, particularly those with an insolvency element
  • First Tier (Tax) Tribunal work in cases involving withheld VAT repayments/ MTIC/ goods or vehicles seized for non-payment of excise duty

Employment (Respondent and Claimant work)

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

Education Law

Charlotte enjoys a wide and varied education law practice covering the full spectrum of education law and related regulatory law.  Her expertise includes:

  • SEND appeals
  • Discrimination (including disability discrimination) claims in the FTT and County Court
  • Judicial review
  • Governance issues relating to academies and free schools
  • School/parent relationships, including parent bans, internal complaints, Protection from Harassment
  • Admissions (including infant class size appeals, lawfulness of admissions arrangements, compatibility of admissions arrangements with the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act)
  • Exclusion appeals
  • Appeals by Early Years and Child Care providers and practitioners against cancellation of registration by Ofsted
  • Contractual and tortious claims against education providers
  • Issues relating to safeguarding, CRB, DBA disclosures
  • Internal academic appeals
  • NCTL proceedings (see also Charlotte’s Professional Discipline profile)
  • School fee disputes
  • Employment Tribunal proceedings (see also Charlotte’s Employment profile)

For Charlotte's education law expertise please see her Education profile.

Public and Regulatory 

Click here to see Charlotte's Professional discipline and Regulatory profile.


April 15 2016:

Alex Line and Charlotte Hadfield education law barristers provide in house training more

November 23 2015:

3PB Education Team provide SEND litigation training session more

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Academic Qualifications

LLB (Hons), LLM, London School of Economics

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate