Charlotte Hughes

Charlotte Hughes

I graduated from the University of Reading in 2015 and I am currently a part time BPTC student at the University of Law, graduating (hopefully) in 2017. I work full time during the week as a paralegal at a West Midlands firm – mainly in the litigation department, but generally getting involved in anything they throw at me. Join me as I battle through the trials and tribulations of trying to find pupillage!



Work experience for barristers - part 1

For those unfamiliar with the law, a career as a barrister can feel like a daunting option.


Privacy or secrecy? Transparency in the family courts

Transparency is a troubling issue in family justice, with courts being accused of secrecy and unaccountability, and concerns raised in relation to the risks of publicity posed to children.


Assisted dying: a brief UK history

The case of Noel Conway has been in the news recently, once again shining the spotlight on the issue of assisted dying.


The new lord chancellor - part 2: what challenges will he face?

The most recent batch of lord chancellors have not been met with an overly warm reception (to say the least); if Lidington wants to avoid leaving a similarly disappointing legacy, then he will have to overcome plenty of hurdles along the way.