Charlotte Hanson

Solicitor
Financial Services & Insurance

Charlotte is a Solicitor in our Financial Services Regulation team.

Charlotte is a corporate insurance and insurance litigation lawyer with legal experience in the UK and Australia. Charlotte has primarily worked with large international insurers, reinsurers, and corporate clients.

She has experience in a variety of insurer defence matters such as D&O liability, property damage, casualty claims, and professional indemnity claims within the construction industry. She has acted as coverage counsel for insurers in multi-million-dollar D&O disputes as well as class actions and frequently provides coverage advice to insurers and policyholders.  

Charlotte has provided non-contentious corporate governance advice and drafting support to foreign and domestic companies setting up business in the UK and Australia and maintains corporate secretariat services. In addition, she has been involved in preparing PRA and FCA Applications for overseas companies and has been involved in reviewing, drafting, and advising on regulatory policy documents and contracts.  

In addition, Charlotte also has experience of working on corporate transactions undertaking due diligence and advising on outsourcing agreements post-acquisition. 

  • Assisting overseas insurers with PRA and FCA Applications to set up a Third Country Branch in the UK.
  • Drafting regulatory policies for an insurer client in line with new FCA governance rules.
  • Drafting constitutions and shareholder agreements for an Australian underwriter.
  • Advising an international insurer on statutory governance requirements and prudential standards.
  • Regulatory due diligence for a financial services corporate deal.
  • Review and drafting of e-commerce and third-party contracts.
  • Incorporation of overseas companies in UK and Australia and providing company secretariat services.
  • Insurance claims and litigation  
  • Coverage advice and disputes
  • Corporate insurance (including transactional work)
  • Company secrétariat 
  • Policy drafting 
  • Financial services regulation  

Career

  • Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Feb 2021 – present)
  • Associate, Clyde & Co (2017 – 2020)
  • Paralegal/Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer, BLM Law LLP (2013 – 2016)
  • Litigation Paralegal, Croftons Solicitors LLP (2010 – 2013)

Education

  • BPP Law School: Professional Skills Course (2017)
  • University of Law: Diploma of Legal Practice (2011 -2013)
  • The University of Salford: LLb Law (Hons) (2007 – 2010)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX)