Portrait of Charlotte Trace

Charlotte Trace

Year of Call 2012

Professional Practice

Charlotte is instructed in all areas of family law, predominantly financial remedy and private law Children Act matters (including claims under Schedule 1). She completed pupillage at 29 Bedford Row in 2014 and now has a busy and successful practice conducting her own cases and acting as a junior to leading silks. Prior to joining chambers, Charlotte spent a year working as a paralegal in the family department of Withers LLP assisting on a number of high value financial disputes including Tchenguiz-Imerman v Imerman [2012] EWHC 4277 (Fam) and [2013] EWHC 3627.
  • Recommendations

    “Charlotte Trace is a brilliant people person, who’s technically very good and always very approachable” “Charlotte is both sensitive to clients’ needs and incredible tenacious. She’ll never give up and will work tirelessly for her client”
    Chambers and Partners 2023
    ‘Charlotte is thorough in her preparation and makes sure she knows the case inside out. She has an extremely sharp mind and carefully puts her documents together. She is a confident advocate and is quick to think on her feet. She reads the court room well and knows when a judge has heard enough. She instantly builds a great rapport and is calm under pressure.’
    Legal 500 2023
    "She's well prepared, detailed and good with clients. Her advocacy is smooth and skilful, and she wins judges over easily." "Measured, forceful and to the point." "She's motivated and dedicated to her clients."
    Chambers and Partners 2022
    "A very polished advocate, who has a fantastic ability to assimilate detail and present it in the best possible way for her client and the case."
    Legal 500 2022
    ‘She is thorough, astute and great with clients,’ says an industry observer of Charlotte Trace. Regarded by many as an emerging star of the family bar, Trace is regularly instructed in cases involving financial remedy and private law Children Act matters (including claims under Schedule 1), as well as acting as a junior to the leading silks in her chambers.’
    Spears 500 2022 and Spears Family Law Index 2021, included as one of the ‘top recommended family law barristers’
    “Thorough, diligent and someone who builds a rapport with clients quickly. Charlotte is pragmatic in her approach and highly effective.” “Incredibly detailed and well prepared” “She can read clients well and tailor her advice accordingly”
    Chambers and Partners 2021
    “a star in the making”
    Legal 500 2021
    Matrimonial finance practitioner with growing expertise in high net worth disputes. She often handles matters with jurisdictional issues and offshore assets, and is well regarded for her knowledge of all manner of financial issues. Strengths: "Has the ability to grasp the complex financial matrix quickly and discover what is and what is not important. The speed and accuracy with which she works is impressive." "She's a tenacious and forceful advocate who gets results without coming across as being too aggressive.”
    Chambers and Partners 2020
    “Charlotte is an absolute pleasure to work with and an exceptional talent at the bar. She is dedicated to getting the best possible results for her clients and is not afraid of hard work. During secondment she quickly became a central part of the team and earned immediate trust and respect from all of her peers. She was quick to accept any challenge placed before her and showed real intellect and flare in getting the job done. Higher praise and gratitude could not be given.”
  • Notable Cases

  • Personal Information

    Charlotte was educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge before undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar Professional Training Course at The City Law School, London. She is a Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.


  • Resolution and Young Resolution (Joint Chair of London YRes)
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn