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 2022, says Caroline ‘is simply superb. She is the person I would want if I was ever in the awful position of having a child with a brain injury caused at birth. She is at the very top of the game and totally focused on getting the best outcome for her clients. Her people skills are second to none.’
Caroline specialises 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 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.