Caroline practices in all areas of family law with particular strength and expertise in care proceedings and other public law proceedings.
Caroline appears at all levels of the Family Court and has appeared on behalf of the Appellant in the Court of Appeal. Within care proceedings Caroline represents local authorities, parents, guardians and other family members. Caroline has represented parents and local authorities in cases involving inflicted injuries and allegations of sexual abuse. Caroline is instructed in applications under the Inherent Jurisdiction and in cases involving Forced Marriage Protection Orders and FGM Protection Orders.
Caroline has undertaken numerous cases with an international element where she has a detailed understanding of the requirements and restrictions of such cases and Caroline has significant experience of cases where children are placed abroad.
Without the assistance of leading counsel, Caroline successfully persuaded the Court of Appeal to set aside a judge’s refusal to grant placement orders in respect of 3 siblings. Caroline represented an applicant local authority at a complex 23 day final hearing.
In private law proceedings, Caroline has represented parents, guardians and NYAS Case Workers and she regularly appears in complex matters, including cases with very serious allegations and relocation cases.
Caroline has a wide range of experience in applications for ancillary relief and she has also been instructed in contested divorce proceedings.
Caroline has devised and delivered training and seminars to solicitors and social workers.
University of Durham (BA)
College of Law (GDL, BVC and LLB)
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children