Charity Norman was born in Uganda and brought up in successive draughty vicarages in Yorkshire and Birmingham. After several years' travel she became a barrister, specialising in crime and family law in the northeast of England. Also a mediator, she is passionate about the power of communication to slice through the knots.
In 2002, realising that her three children had barely met her, she took a break from the law and moved with her family to New Zealand.
Charity currently lives in Napier, New Zealand