Caroline Klage

“Caroline Klage is the head of the firm’s child brain injury department.  She has considerable experience in acting on behalf of mothers and children in relation to injuries sustained during birth, particularly brain damage and cerebral palsy cases.” Chambers and Partners 2019 

Caroline developed and is head of the fifteen-strong birth and child brain injury department at Bolt Burdon Kemp, where she has been a partner since 2006.  The Legal 500 2019,who have ranked Bolt Burdon Kemp as a Top Tier firm, describe Caroline as ‘incredibly responsive’.

Caroline specialises in cases involving child brain injury and has achieved strong results in a number of high value complex matters.  She feels privileged to act exclusively for children who have sustained brain injury due to substandard medical treatment during pregnancy, labour, birth and the early years or as a result of a traumatic accident including road traffic accidents.  Caroline relishes a challenge and has won a number of cases rejected by other firms on the grounds that they had poor prospects of success.

Caroline champions a pro-active and practical approach.  Her priority is to ensure her clients receive rehabilitation at the earliest possible opportunity to maximise their chances of achieving the optimum outcome.  She works closely with her clients’ families, schools and healthcare professionals to ensure their complex needs are well met so that they can flourish and thrive post-injury.  Caroline is an IPSEA qualified SEN (Special Educational Needs) advisor.  Caroline has been widely praised for her exceptional client care and is the firm’s client care partner.

Caroline is regularly invited to comment in the national press on healthcare issues.

Media contributions and commentary

‘Stronger’ leadership needed at Shropshire’s hospitals

Fast-track payouts for birth injuries – a poor sticking plaster?

Will the Francis report make a difference to the NHS in the long term?

Will a duty of candour provoke a culture change in the NHS?

  • "Dear Caroline, Catherine, Melanie and Alex, Mere words cannot express what you all have done for George and our family as a whole ... It has been a a very long journey but we finally got here with all of your great understanding and expertise and advice…"

    George Ponos and Family

  • “Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to my daughters case. You clarified many grey area of confusion that were left by the hospital in question and from your findings you have enabled my family to go forward with clarity and positivity. I would not hesitate to recommend Bolt Burdon Kemp to friends and colleagues in the future. Caroline Klage and Suzanne Trask are a credit to the firm.”

    Rebecca Cook

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