- University of Durham BA Hons 2:1 (English Language and Linguistics)
- College of Law, Chester - Graduate Diploma of Law (Distinction)
- Manchester Metroplitan University - BVC (Very competent, with commendations for civil and criminal litigation and civil advocacy)
- Lord Denning Scholar
Caroline practises predominantly in the fields of civil litigation, public and employment law. She represents both Claimants and Defendants in small claims, fast track and multi-track trials, as well as appearing regularly in the county and high courts for applications, costs and interlocutory hearings. She has a busy paperwork practice and is regularly instructed to draft a range of pleadings and to advise on liability, causation and quantum. Caroline undertakes a wide range of work on behalf of a number of police forces, including civil actions against the police, misconduct hearings and inquests.
Before pupillage, Caroline worked in public sector PR and marketing for 14 years, where she was frequently involved in managing the reputational impact of legal proceedings, including employment tribunals, court of protection work and legislative change.
Caroline is accredited for direct access work in any of the above areas. All enquiries for direct access work should be made initially via the clerking team.
Instructed for small claims, fast track and multi-track trials in personal injury, credit hire, contract disputes and road traffic matters where I will cross-examine witnesses and experts.
Appearing for Claimants and DEfendants in county court proceedings, including disposals, RTA stage 3 protocol hearings, infant approvals, applications and allocation hearings.
Drafting Particulars of Claim, defence and counter-claims, witness statements, part 18 and Part 35 questions and replies, application notices, proposed directions and orders.
Advising on quantum, liabililty, causation and merits in RTA, employers', occupiers and public liability cases, and preparing schedule of loss.
Caroline advises on unfair dismissal, discrimination, misconduct proceedings and redundancy and has appeared at the Employment Tribunal.
Caroline has appeared at inquests both with and without a jury and has experience of dealing with arguments relating to Article 2 inquests, neglect, disclosure and Regulation 28.
Caroline regularly advises on and appears in civil actions against the police, predominantly acting for police in claims both with and without a jury. She has experience of advising on misconduct matters and has been instructed on a number of high-profile health and safety firearms cases. Caroline was recently successful in getting a £86m civil claim against the police struck out.
Caroline is accredited to undertake direct access work in the fields of civil, public and employment law.
She is a member of the Regional Home Office Panel for immigration appeals, appearing on behalf of the Secretary of State. Caroline regularly advises on judicial review proceedings, local authority and trade union claims.