Charlotte Mitchell-Dunn

Introduction

Charlotte joined 9 Bedford Row as a tenant in 2016, after successfully completing her pupillage. She has a broad practice with a focus on criminal, regulatory, professional discipline and sport work.

She accepts instructions in all areas of work, on behalf of both the prosecution and defence.

Background and expertise

Crime
Charlotte defends and prosecutes in criminal cases in the Crown, magistrates’ and youth courts. She has experience representing young and vulnerable clients, and has appeared in the youth courts dealing with serious matters such as sexual assault and robbery.

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In the Crown Court, Charlotte has represented defendants charged with a wide range of offences including GBH, burglary, fraud, possession with intent to supply, and possession of indecent photographs. She has also represented defendants in the crown court in confiscation proceedings and forfeiture appeals.

Regulatory
Charlotte has extensive experience in healthcare regulation, representing both regulators and registrants. She recently spent six months on secondment within the regulatory department of law firm Kingsley Napley.

She regularly acted on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), one of the UK’s largest regulators, responsible for regulation of over 16 professions – including ‘fitness to practise’ cases before its conduct and competence committee.

Sport
Before joining 9 Bedford Row, Charlotte was Discipline Case Manager at the Rugby Football Union (RFU), where she managed and presented cases at disciplinary and safeguarding hearings. She has experience dealing with complex anti-doping rule violation cases and disciplinary appeal proceedings.

She is regularly instructed to prosecute on behalf of England Boxing and has experience sitting on panels and adjudicating on appeals.

Notable cases

R v S

Defendant acquitted at Reading Youth Court on all three counts of serious sexual assault. It was alleged that the defendant had sexually assaulted the complainant (aged 17) at a party. One issue in the case was whether the complainant was incapable of consenting due to intoxication.

R v C

The defendant was charged with section 18 GBH, following an attack on his brother-in-law with a metal pole. After successful negotiations, the prosecution accepted a plea to section 20 GBH and the defendant received a suspended sentence.

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R v B

Successfully overturned the conviction of a young defendant convicted of a robbery within a hair salon.

R v NT

Represented a high-profile prisoner who attacked a convicted sex offender while on remand.

See Daily Mail article.

HCPC v S

Represented HCPC in a complex case involving a social worker who had failed to take appropriate action in four cases in which service users had expressed suicidal ideations – one case resulting in a fatality. The panel found both misconduct and lack of competence – and concluded that the registrant’s fitness to practise was impaired.

HCPC v F

Represented the HCPC in a technical case involving a biomedical scientist who had failed to follow correct procedures within the blood transfusion and haematology departments of the hospital where she worked. The panel found both misconduct and lack of competence and concluded that the registrant’s fitness to practise was impaired.

HCPC v N

Represented the HCPC in a high-profile case involving an occupational therapist who had breached the confidentiality of vulnerable child service users, and failed to keep accurate records and make relevant referrals. The panel found misconduct and lack of competence and that the registrant’s fitness to practise was impaired.

England Boxing v CB

Represented England Boxing in a case involving a boxing coach who was verbally abusive to a child and deliberately mismatched the child with a bigger and older sparring partner to teach the child a lesson. The panel found all allegations proved and the coach was suspended for a significant period.

Publications

England Boxing Safeguarding Policy

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PROFILE: Charlotte Mitchell-Dunn

Year called

2012

Specialisms

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Crime

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Confiscation / POCA

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Cybercrime

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Financial Crime

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

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Prison Law

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Road traffic

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Sexual offences

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Terrorism

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Disciplinary

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Inquests / public inquiries

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Licensing

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Regulatory / Disciplinary

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Financial and Corporate law

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Corporate Offences

Contact

020 7489 2727

Education

Bar Professional Training Course, College of Law [2012]

LLB (Hons) Law, Cardiff University [2010]

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association, Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

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