Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution
Caroline was educated at Down High School, Queen’s University, Belfast and at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s. She was called to the bar in 2000 and quickly developed a busy practice. Caroline qualified as a mediator in 2013 and continues to develop her skills in the area of family and matrimonial mediation.
Caroline practises in all areas of family law: • Children including wardship, private law and public law cases. • Adoption including freeing for adoption and stepparent adoption. • Divorce and Ancillary Relief proceedings. • Non Molestation Orders. • Protection from Harassment Civil Injunctions • Maintenance proceedings • Family Judicial Review.
Caroline acts for children, Guardian Ad Litems and parents. Caroline has experience at all court levels from Family Proceedings Court to Court of Appeal and extensive experience of being led by Senior Counsel.
Caroline has a wide experience of consulting with clients in Maghaberry HMP, PACT & Thorndale Residential Units, Children’s Homes, Psychiatric Hospitals and visited Knock Contact Centre.
1999; 2:1 LL.B (Hons) from Queen’s University, Belfast
2000; Certificate of Professional Legal Studies Belfast
2000; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland
2012; Certificate in QuEST Mediation
2013; Certificate in Core Solutions Group Advanced Advocacy Skills in Family Law Training
2013; Trained as an Advocacy Trainer run by the Bar Advocacy Training Board
E & others; in re  NI Fam 11 (Appeal from the Family Care Centre)
NT v AT  NICty 2 (Relocation)
Caitrin, Dona & Elliot (Care: Final Hearing)
Belfast Health and Social Services Trust v Dr OL v Dr DS HIG8345
2001; Co-Author of Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission Publication on Human Rights and Family Law