Charne is a partner in the Trade Mark Litigation Department of Adams & Adams and holds Bluris and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria. She specialises in trade-mark, advertising, domain-name and copyright litigation. She is a senior domain-name panelist both for the World Intellectual Property Organisation and SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law.

Adams & Adams is a leading South African law firm specialising in intellectual property law, in addition to providing general commercial legal services. The firm has grown into a South African law icon, with the largest intellectual property law practice supported by a strong commercial, property and litigation practice.