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Charlotte Hole

Call 2009

Practice Profile

Charlotte practises exclusively in criminal law, prosecuting and defending in serious and complex cases involving violence, drugs, and fraud.

She has developed expertise in the prosecution of serious organised crime with an international element, including cases prosecuted by a Joint Investigation Team through Eurojust, with a focus on the management of complex disclosure and development of strategies for dealing with digital material.  She has delivered training on the admissibility of overseas intercept material, and “Prosecuting International Organised Crime – Pitfalls & Protocols in Disclosure”.

Charlotte has a particular interest in the scientific aspects of criminal investigation, having obtained a Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences in 2019.

Defending, she has represented vulnerable individuals and those with mental health difficulties, and conducted cases involving child witnesses, with experience of conducting pre-recorded cross-examination under s.28 YJCEA and the use of intermediaries.

She quickly earns the trust of vulnerable clients and scared or reluctant witnesses, as well as the confidence of instructing lawyers and police officers, including those from other jurisdictions.

Current instructions include homicide, people-trafficking, and politically-motivated violent disorder.

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  • The Criminal Bar Association
  • The South Eastern Circuit


  • CPS Advocate Panel for General Crime at Grade 3
  • CPS Specialist Panel - Fraud Level 2
  • CPS Specialist Panel - Serious Crime Level 3


  • Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences (forensic medicine, forensic science, and the law as applicable to the forensic sciences), Worshipful Society of Apothecaries (2019).  Dissertation: “The medico-legal investigation of the death of persons deprived of their liberty by the state”.
  • Bar Vocational Course, City University (2009); British Academy of Forensic Sciences Prize
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (2007)
  • BA Literae Humaniores, University of Oxford (2004, MA (Oxon) 2009)


Commendations by Met for 5KBW Barristers

10 May 2022

Catherine Farrelly and Charlotte Hole of 5KBW are to be commended by the... Read More

Father guilty of attempting to murder his 6 year old child

3 March 2021

Rupert Kent and Charlotte Hole secure conviction at the Central Criminal Court... Read More

Successful prosecution of 12 defendants in high value burglaries

21 September 2020

Catherine Farrelly and Charlotte Hole successfully prosecute twelve defendants... Read More

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