Membership Directory - Individual

Charlotte Pope-Williams

Barrister at Bank of England


Bio: Charlotte was called to the Bar in 2011. She currently works as an Employed Barrister with full rights of audience at Pinsent Masons LLP. Charlotte is a financial services disputes specialist and her team has particular expertise in assisting the asset manager and funds community. Charlotte previously worked as an Employed Barrister in the Bank of England's Legal Directorate where she provided high calibre legal advice and support to policy, supervisory and operational areas across all of the Bank's functions as the United Kingdom's micro- and macro-prudential regulator, resolution authority and central bank.

Charlotte is an LGBT ally at Pinsent Masons, which has been recognised by Stonewall as the top performing law firm and second overall in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, an annual ranking of the best employers in the UK for inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in workplace culture. Charlotte was previously in the Bank of England's LGBT+ and Allies Network, one of the longest-established staff networks in the Bank. Charlotte is deeply passionate about matters of diversity and inclusion having previously been a Co-Chair of the Bank of England's Ethic Minority Network. Charlotte also mentors several young people, all of whom have at least one protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010

Charlotte has a particular interest in intersectionality and the potential challenges faced by those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are also part of the LGBT community. She is keen to use her platform to advocate on behalf of others and provide support wherever possible as an LGBT ally. Charlotte considers that putting herself forward as a visible role model and supporter of those in the LGBT community is one of the ways in which she can achieve this aim.

Outside of work Charlotte has a keen interest all things related to the Eastern Caribbean and her Vincentian heritage, from the history of the 32 islands and cays that make up St Vincent and the Grenadines, to literature, food and the annual carnival. Charlotte is also a vociferous reader, enjoys singing as part of the Singology choir and loves to attend the theatre whenever time permits, notably productions by the Talawa Theatre Company.