Charlotte Hallam

Charlotte Hallam edit

Family Law Solicitor, Sheffield

Charlotte is a Family Law Solicitor at Co-op Legal Services, based in our Sheffield office. Charlotte's work primarily involves divorce and the associated financial matters. Charlotte also has expertise in supporting clients with financial matters by way of prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and separation agreements, and she also advises clients in disputes relating to children law matters.

Charlotte has represented a broad range of clients, working on high-net-worth, complex and challenging cases throughout her experience to date.

Charlotte is acutely aware that family law clients are often seeking advice during very stressful and emotional times. Charlotte takes a compassionate approach and believes it is important to provide clear and robust advice in a sensitive matter. As such, Charlotte is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients through her personal approach and attention to detail.

Charlotte finds all aspects of work as a family solicitor engaging and rewarding. Charlotte is particularly keen to find practical solutions to disputes. Inspired to help people in difficult situations, Charlotte works closely with clients to progress their matters as amicably as possible. Charlotte is adept at negotiating favourable settlements outside the court process. Charlotte prides herself on always being meticulously prepared and adopts a sensible and pragmatic approach to all of her cases.

Case studies and experience

Charlotte successfully represented a client in divorce financial proceedings where the other party refused to engage or provide disclosure of financial assets. Charlotte successfully encouraged parties to negotiate, and parties were able to obtain a divorce financial agreement without court proceedings. After successful negotiations, the client was awarded a significant lump sum and a considerable pension share.

Charlotte successfully represented a client in obtaining a favourable financial order where the client was concerned the other party was concealing assets. The client was awarded costs from the other party due to their delay in filing documents at court.

Charlotte has assisted and advised several clients in relation to complex pre-nuptial agreements to protect their amassed wealth and pre-martial assets.

Charlotte successfully represented a mother in obtaining a child arrangement order to enable her to spend time with her daughter on a regular basis. This was following a significant period of no contact due to the other party’s lack of cooperation in facilitating arrangements.

Charlotte successfully represented where the other party refused to return the children to their care. The client was concerned for the children’s welfare due to the ex-partners violent history and alcohol misuse. Charlotte successfully obtained an order for the children to be returned to the client’s care.

Professional memberships

Charlotte is authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Career history

Charlotte gained a degree in Law LLB (Hons) in 2017 before completing a masters in Law, Business and Management alongside the Legal Practice Course in 2018.

Charlotte completed her training seats in wills, probate, and residential conveyancing and completed an extended seat in family law, which has provided her with a well-rounded overview of private client matters.

Charlotte has been working in the area of family law since 2018 and qualified as a solicitor in October 2020.

Charlotte joined Co-op Legal Services in October 2021.

When not working

Outside of work Charlotte enjoys the gym, live music, socialising with friends and a range of outdoor activities.