Caroline is head of the Brain Injury Division at Bolt Burdon Kemp, where she has been a partner since 2006.
Chambers and Partners 2024, says Caroline ‘is focused, intelligent and thoughtful in everything she does’ and ‘is fiercely bright and totally dedicated’.
The Legal 500 2024, says ‘Caroline Klage is absolutely superb. In my mind, she is the best solicitor in the country dealing with birth brain injury claims. I have never worked with anyone more passionate and devoted to their clients and her experience within the specialist field is second to none’
Caroline has a particular specialism in cases involving child brain injury and has achieved strong results in a number of high value complex matters, including one of the largest ever clinical negligence settlements for a capital equivalent of just under £33.2 million. 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, practical and empathetic 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 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.
Caroline is accredited to the specialist Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and is an IPSEA qualified Special Educational Needs advisor.
Media contributions and commentary
‘Stronger’ leadership needed at Shropshire’s hospitals – Shropshire Star
- Fast-track payouts for birth injuries – a poor sticking plaster? – The Brief
- Will the Francis report make a difference to the NHS in the long term? – The Guardian
- Will a duty of candour provoke a culture change in the NHS? – The Guardian
- NHS whistleblowers still face consequences – The Times
- How rehabilitation and support can help a child with an acquired brain injury to flourish and reach their potential – Cerebra
- Nottingham NHS Trust was warned of ‘cover up’ seven years ago – The Times
- Caroline Klage speaks to Law Careers – Law Careers.net
- East Kent trust baby deaths: How the NHS can fix maternity care without spending more money – i News