Described in Chambers and Partners as “Easy to deal with, professional, efficient and able to put the client at ease…a very thorough and personable barrister” and in Legal 500 as “Tough, bold, charming and up for a challenge”, Caroline practises in all areas of personal injury, both on behalf of claimants and defendants.
Caroline has experience in road traffic accidents, noise induced hearing loss, the Highways Act, accidents at work, occupiers liability and cases involving credit hire. Caroline has also dealt with serious injury claims, including advising on quantum and drafting schedules of loss, utilising the Ogden tables. She is involved with all stages from advising on paper and in conference to pleadings, interlocutory hearings and trial. Caroline is regularly instructed in Fast Track and Multi Track matters.
Caroline has extensive experience in motor claims. She has dealt with many cases involving the MIB and claims involving complex arguments surrounding Article 75. She is experienced in both pleading and arguing s.152 RTA matters and seeking and resisting declaratory proceedings.
Caroline is also instructed in relation to noise induced hearing loss claims. She acts for both claimants and defendants and is regularly instructed to advise and appear in such matters. She has dealt with many cases involving the usual arguments over causation, onset and/or attribution as well as some more unusual s.33 issues.
Having dealt with multiple personal injury multi track matters, Caroline has much experience in dealing with Costs and Case Management Hearings as well as advising on and revising Precedent H forms.
As pupil to Robert Weir QC, Caroline gained excellent experience of varying aspects of high value personal injury work including a number of catastrophic injury cases. She also assisted in the preparation of two high profile cases against the Ministry of Defence, one involving a claim for an injury sustained on exercise and the other involving the use of Snatch Land Rovers.
Caroline has been awarded three scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn: Eastham Scholarship, Lord Haldane Scholarship, and Hardwicke Scholarship.
Caroline is a school governor and also sits on the No5 pupillage committee.
“Very strong advocacy and cross-examination skills.” “Knowledgeable, great with clients and well prepared.”
Chambers UK 2020
“She has an excellent grasp of the issues and puts clients at ease.”
Legal 500 2020
“She provides clear and prompt advice, and has an excellent rapport with clients.” “She’s a very thorough and personable barrister.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Tough, bold, charming and up for a challenge.”
Legal 500 2019
“She’s really good. Clients just really like her, she has very good interpersonal skills, she’s concise and she gets to the nub of the issue.” “She was very easy to deal with: professional, efficient and very down-to-earth, putting the client at ease.”
Chambers UK 2018
“She is very sensitive with confidential matters and she definitely gets the message and her case across.” “She is very sensible and very approachable. She does not over-complicate issues and makes my life as a solicitor easier.”
Chambers UK 2017
BA(Hons) History. University of Leeds. First Class.
GDL and BVC. BPP Law School, London.