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Charlotte is a Criminal Defence Lawyer at Tuckers Solicitors. She has worked within the legal and criminal justice field since she graduated from Brunel University in 2012 having obtained a degree in Law. Charlotte has worked for a number of institutions, most recently the Serious Fraud Office, where she worked as a paralegal and investigator on two high profile investigations into alleged bribery and corruption.
Having joined Tuckers in 2019, Charlotte has qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer specialising in criminal defence with a particular interest in human rights. Charlotte defends those accused of the most serious offences, including homicide and sexual offences. Her advanced knowledge of human rights is demonstrated by her Master of Laws qualification from Queen Mary University which was philosophy and human rights focused. She is academic, enjoys employing new defences and is not afraid to take a novel approach when defending.
Alongside her work at Tuckers, Charlotte is also a passionate campaigner and member of Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association. JENGbA is a grassroots campaign, launched in 2010 to combat the widely condemned Joint Enterprise law. Charlotte joined JENGbA following the conviction of her brother Alexander Henry in 2013 and her dedicated fight to free her brother has led to her appearing on television and radio including BBC Two Newsnight, BBC Two Victoria Derbyshire, ITV This Morning, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio 4 Today Programme. As well as raising public awareness, Charlotte’s knowledge of the law in this area has led to her having authored a number of publications and being inviting to speak at educational institutions, including to senior prosecutors and investigators at the Investigating and Prosecuting Homicide Conference 2016.
The work of JENGbA and its campaigners have made real positive change in the application of Joint Enterprise, including a substantial legal reform in 2016 in the case of R Jogee  UKSC 8. Since then, JENGbA have campaigned to get that law reform applied retrospectively to those already convicted using the law. In 2018, JENGbA and the work of its campaigners including Charlotte and her brother were praised in Parliament during a debate on the subject and in 2020 Charlotte launched a JENGbA project to legislate a Private Members Bill which she has drafted. This PMB contains an amendment to the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 which will allow the thousands convicted under pre-Jogee law, an opportunity to appeal against their convictions and obtain a fair trial. To find more information about the JENGbA campaign see: www.jointenterprise.co