Charlie  Potter

Charlie Potter

Partner, London

Charlie advises a broad range of media, telecoms and professional services clients on various communications issues, particularly in the context of legal proceedings, regulatory disputes, mergers and corporate crises. He co-leads Brunswick’s Litigation & Disputes practice in London. He is also a partner in Brunswick’s Family Business, Crisis and Cybersecurity practices.

Charlie joined Brunswick in June 2012 from his practice as a barrister at Blackstone Chambers, where he specialized in public / administrative and commercial law, in particular broadcasting and media regulation.

During his legal practice, Charlie was regularly instructed by Ofcom and other statutory regulators in various proceedings, and advised commercial clients on a range of sensitive regulatory issues. He also acted for The Guardian newspaper in Max Mosley's appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Before the Bar, Charlie spent four years at the BBC, including as a producer at the flagship television news and current affairs programme, Newsnight.

Charlie graduated from Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, in 2001 with a first class degree in Modern Languages. He gained his postgraduate degree in law with distinction at City University in 2006. 

Charlie is the co-author of “Understanding Legislation: A Practical Guide to Statutory Interpretation” (Hart, 2018).

He is the author of a guest chapter on family business and business family communications in the book Wise Family Business by Prof. Joachim Schwass and Anne-Catrin Glemser (Palgrave, 2016). He is also the contributor of a chapter on “Protecting Corporate Reputation in a Government Investigation” in the GIR’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations (2017).

Chambers ranking

Charlie has recently been individually profiled as a “Notable Practitioner” for his exceptional work in litigation communications by Chambers and Partners’ Litigation Support Guide 2019.