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Charlotte promotes Chambers through high-quality marketing communications.

She devises content for social media (Twitter and LinkedIn), writes regular news stories for the website, monitors and promotes media coverage, liaises with journalists and produces submissions for the legal directories. She also plans and manages seminars and events.

Background

Charlotte graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies in July 2014 where she gained a first-class honours in History with a focus on post-colonial social history across Africa and South Asia. 

Before joining Garden Court Chambers in September 2017, Charlotte worked across a variety of communications and editorial roles within the British Council in Bangkok, London, and most recently Amman. 

In March 2018 and 2019, to mark International Women’s Day, Charlotte delivered a series of events, from panel discussions and film screenings, to a creative evening of poetry and storytelling. 

In her spare time, Charlotte is currently learning Levantine Arabic and Farsi, and regularly writes, and sometimes performs, poetry, prose and drama. She is also a keen photographer.

Publications

In September 2019 Charlotte revised a chapter on Garden Court's diversity scheme for young, BAME women from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. The chapter, entitled 'Access to the Bar for all, not just the few: How long-term mentoring schemes can tackle the lack of diversity in the legal sector' appeared in 'Competitive Strategies for Mid-Sized Law Firms', published by ARK Group. 

To mark International Women's Day 2019 Charlotte Ogilvie and Chloe Ridyard, also of the Marketing and Communications team, co-authored a write-up of the event, 'Women in conflict: overcoming adversity through film, photography and social action' (March 2019).

In April 2018 Charlotte authored a chapter on Garden Court Chamber’s ‘Access to the Bar for All’ scheme for The Diversity Agenda: Lessons and Guidance from the Legal Profession, published by ARK Group. A PDF is available on request

Charlotte also published an article, 'Putting our money where our mouth is' (December 2017) as a guest blogger for The Bar Council. This also relates to Chambers' 'Access to the Bar for All' scheme, which won the Chambers Diversity Initiative of the year at the UK Diversity Legal Awards in 2017.

Awards

Diana Award for Inspirational Young People (2009)

Education

  • BA (Hons) History, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2014, First-Class

Languages

  • Arabic (Levantine) – Conversational
  • Farsi – Conversational
  • German - Conversational
  • French – Proficient

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