Charlotte Kilroy is a leading public law litigator. She specialises in systemic challenges to government policies and court procedures, and in public law, tort and human rights claims by individuals and NGOs against government bodies and other institutions. 

She is experienced in a wide variety of courts and tribunals, and in a range of areas of law, including EU law, asylum and immigration, regulatory law, community care and actions against the police.  She is also expert in closed material procedures in the High Court, Special Immigration Appeals Commission and the Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Recently she has acted on behalf of claimants in a number of successful challenges to measures introduced in response to the Covid -19 pandemic. Charlotte is highly rated by both leading independent legal directories, the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, for her work in Administrative & Public Law, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, and Immigration. 

“A dynamic human rights silk” and “a major driving force behind the jurisprudence that has been developed on many cases. She's quite brilliant,” said Chambers UK 2020. 

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

 

Charlotte has long-standing experience in Civil Liberties & Human Rights Law. She has appeared in many leading cases on constitutional law, access to justice and procedural fairness.

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Immigration

Charlotte is a leading expert in asylum and immigration matters. She has particular experience in challenging policies concerning the processing of asylum claims, and the detention and removal of asylum-seekers.

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Public & Regulatory

Charlotte has extensive experience in public law litigation, with a long track record of success in complex claims.

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Rule of Law

Charlotte has appeared in many of the leading cases raising constitutional issues relating to the rule of law

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EU & Competition

Charlotte is experienced in EU law, and related issues arising following the UK's exit from the EU.

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Achievements

Education

1998- 1999 Inns of Court School of Law, London Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent


1996- 1997 City University, London CPE/Diploma in Law with Commendation 1990- 1994 Magdalen College, Oxford University BA Honours in Classics: 2:1

Inner Temple CPE Law Award (1996)

Inner Temple Major Scholarship (1997)


Career History pre-Bar

1999-2000 Legal researcher, JUSTICE

1998 Senior Law Projects Officer, British Council, Beijing, China

1997-1998 Legal assistant, Allen & Overy, Beijing, China

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