Caroline has a first-class degree from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago.
She joined from international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she was a tax lawyer. During her time at Freshfields, Caroline worked on a wide range of cross-border, commercial transactions, involving both corporate clients and major financial institutions.
Since joining Hughes Fowler Carruthers in 2008, Caroline has worked on a number of reported cases and has built up extensive experience across the whole spectrum of family law work, in particular in relation to complex financial disputes arising on divorce and separation, disputes involving children and the drafting and negotiation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
Clients have great confidence in Caroline’s calm and thorough approach and describe her as extremely capable and committed, steely and highly effective at guiding them through complex situations.
Chambers HNW 2019 ranked Caroline and described her as “financially numerate and on the ball” and “terribly calm and terribly clever”. Chambers also notes that “she is becoming a star,” and is “a real technical and personal support at a tough time for clients and is a likeable, high-quality person.”
Chambers 2019 describes Caroline as “fantastic – a force to be reckoned with, who is frequently ahead of the game. She has a razor-sharp intellect and nothing gets past her.”
Chambers HNW 2018 raised Caroline’s ranking in a continuation of her upwards trajectory. She is described as being “one to watch” and “easy to deal with but by no means a pushover.”
Chambers 2018 described Caroline as a “brilliant” individual, who is “increasingly recognised for her work involving high net worth financial disputes.”.
Chambers HNW 2017 described her as “one of the grande dames of the future. Very good with clients and very knowledgeable of the law” and an individual with a “pragmatic air”.
Chambers UK 2017 described Caroline as “excellent” and “terrifyingly bright”.
Legal 500 2019 confirmed Caroline’s status as a ‘Leading Individual’, describing her as “forensic on detail while never losing sight of priorities“.
Legal 500 2017 confirmed Caroline’s status as a ‘Leading Individual’, describing her as “steely”, “a thinker who considers all possibilities”, and “tactically brilliant” with “accurate knowledge and spot-on case management”.
Her interests outside work include travel, hiking, food and wine and literature.