Principal Legal Adviser
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Caroline is FRG’s Principal Legal Adviser and has specialised in children’s public law for over 15 years. She takes a leading role in FRG’s work in influencing child welfare law, policy and the family justice system. Caroline is responsible for FRG’s strategic litigation activity and also oversees the development of legal materials for the advice & advocacy service. Caroline brings both legal and social research experience to FRG’s project work, contributing to the design and delivery of action research, inquiries and reviews.
Caroline was called to the Bar in 2003. Before joining FRG, Caroline practised for several years from chambers representing families, children and local authorities in a range of public law proceedings. She spent four years working as in-house advocate within a busy children’s legal team in a London local authority. Caroline remains a door tenant at Dere Street Chambers.
Caroline has a keen interest in childhood, family and children’s rights and is an ESRC funded doctoral researcher at UCL Institute of Education in that field. She is a lay member of the Research Ethics and Integrity committee at the University of Sussex.