Charlotte Dawes

Senior Associate | Commercial Disputes

Charlotte is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Disputes team. 

Charlotte advises clients in a broad range of corporate, commercial and individual disputes.

She has experience assisting clients in contractual disputes, contentious data protection and contested estates. Charlotte has a particular interest in alternative dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.

Charlotte has experience in representing clients in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and gained her Higher Rights of Audience (civil) in January 2024


  • Commercial Disputes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Data protection

Recent work

£multi-million contract dispute
Assisting in advising an international company in a pre-action £multi-million contract dispute following recission involving claims of unjust enrichment, quantum meruit and proprietary interest in land.

Defending £multi-million claims before the High Court
Assisting in advising a director and associated limited company in defending £multi-million claims before the High Court relating to alleged breaches of a Joint Venture Agreement.

Data protection requests
Advising clients on matters involving data protection including steps to be taken following a data breach, ICO (Information Commissioners Office) reporting, and contentious subject access requests.


  • He has the rare gift of being both an excellent lawyer and a sound and innovative entrepreneur. He also has a genuine commitment to protection of the environment, sustainable business and the synergy between the two.

    Stephen Tromans | KC
    39 Essex Chambers

  • Lastly for now, a huge credit must go to Catrin for her approach in driving things through to conclusion, a modern touch and one I haven’t had previously from other consultants in the locale.

    Simon Chiffi | Director of Estates & Facilities
    University of South Wales

  • I’d just like to say thank you for all your help and support for getting these 8 properties over the line. We really appreciate the support you have given us the last couple of months with these purchases.

    James Jenkins | Departmental Administrator
    Valleys 2 Coast Housing

  • Amazing effort from you all, thank you.

    Darrin Davies | Corporate Director of Development & Growth
    Valleys 2 Coast Housing

  • I have always been thoroughly impressed by the professionalism and dedication exhibited by Capital Law. However what I am more grateful for is the relationship built up with the members of the Banking and Property teams in particular. The commitment to understanding our needs and providing tailored advice has been invaluable. It can be rare to find a firm that provides such a high level of expertise with a truly client centred approach.

    I look forward to continuing my relationship with Capital Law in the near and long term future.

    Bryn Adams | Relationship Manager
    Hodge Bank

  • Stephen has been advising us on a complex environmental matter. Throughout he has been incredibly professional and has provided his advice in very short timeframes when required.

    His knowledge of and contacts within this specialist sector are very reassuring for a client and you know that you are in the safest of hands.

    He also seems to thoroughly enjoy what he does and brings great enthusiasm to the table.

    I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone considering working with him.

    Anthony Binnie | Chief Executive
    Brockwell Group