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Caroline is a partner specialising exclusively in employment law and jointly heads up the Healthcare Employment Team.

Caroline has over 20 years’ experience of acting primarily for employers in both the private and public sector.

Caroline’s expertise is in supporting Boards and HR teams with strategy, difficult employees, challenging situations, investigations and complex and high value litigation in the Employment Tribunal, Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal. Her focus is on finding alternative and creative solutions for her clients to avoid unnecessary and costly disputes.

She is well known for her work with the NHS including Acute and Mental Health Trusts, CCGs, ICSs and STPs and in the primary care sector. She has been recognised in the Legal 500 for her experience in advising the health sector, successfully handling litigation at all levels and has been described as “not sitting on the fence”.

Caroline is also recognised for the training she delivers.


Caroline’s experience of working with the NHS spans over 15 years. She has supported her clients through numerous reorganisations and TUPE transfers; in sensitive and complex doctor cases involving Maintaining High Professional Standards in the NHS (MHPS); the impact of Agenda for Change; in advising on strategy in the management of complicated, multi-faceted grievances and disciplinaries and on capability issues.

Caroline has a particular expertise and interest in cases involving hidden disabilities, allegations of discrimination and whistleblowing and has a number of reported cases in the Court of Appeal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Her case involving allegations of whistleblowing resulted in a change to the law.

For a number of years, some of Caroline’s key clients have been the leading NHS organisations across the North West and she is developing a presence in the Yorkshire area.

In the Private Sector

Caroline regularly advises clients on exit strategies for the removal of senior staff; negotiating settlements, advising on restrictive covenants and injunctive proceedings. Caroline supports clients on mergers and acquisitions advising on TUPE, reorganisations and redundancies.


Caroline also has an excellent reputation for providing practical and engaging training for all levels of the workforce.


Caroline has a great deal of experience in investigations in the employment context; whether that be undertaking the investigations herself or being a critical friend, analysing investigation reports with a view to how the findings may be received in an employment tribunal.

Expertise: Services



Public & Third Sector

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