Her practice is varied and covers both commercial disputes and media law issues. On the commercial side, she regularly advises international and domestic clients on disputes, including shareholder, joint venture and partnership disputes. She has a particular focus on professional negligence claims and acts for both claimants and defendants. She frequently defends barristers facing negligence actions, acting on a number of cases for Bar Mutual’s insureds. Caroline has experience of litigating in both the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal.
As part of the media and reputation team, Caroline specialises in defamation, misuse of private information, breach of confidence, harassment and other media law issues, including data protection and the ‘right to be forgotten’. She has acted for a number of high profile claimants in the ‘phone-hacking’ litigation against both News Group Newspapers and Mirror Group Newspapers.
In 2017, Caroline was listed as a Next Generation lawyer in the Legal 500 professional directory in the field of professional negligence. She is described in the 2017 directory as ‘one to watch, providing really skillful and measured input’ and was previously noted in the 2016 edition for her ‘quick grasp of the detail’.
Caroline frequently works with clients to seek to resolve disputes before any formal legal proceedings are commenced. Where legal action is on foot, she retains focus on settlement and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options including mediation, where appropriate and in line with the client’s objectives.