Charlotte Butcher

Senior Associate


Charlotte is a senior litigator specialising in insolvency and fraud with extensive international experience having begun her training and career with an international firm in the City of London, before working in Sydney for over 12 years at top rated insolvency firms and also working in London for a British Virgin Islands’ firm.


She has worked on some of the world’s most high-profile corporate collapses and frauds, including ABC Learning Centres, Babcock & Brown, New Cap Reinsurance and the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme, investigating and obtaining results for banks, funds and other investors who have lost monies due to directors’ and/or auditors’ negligence or fraud and assisting the insolvency practitioners appointed by them.  Charlotte also has extensive experience in obtaining freezing orders over the assets of individuals and corporates where there is evidence of dishonesty/fraud and a real risk of dissipation of those assets if an order is not made, including worldwide freezing orders.  She is also experienced in running successful insolvency trading claims and seeking commercial outcomes with professional indemnity insurers.  In addition, she also acts for and advises directors where allegations of negligence and/or fraud have been made.


Charlotte also has a strong interest in pro bono work and recently assisted the parents of Melissa Caddick, who stood to lose their home due to the fraud committed by their daughter, in their dealings with ASIC.