Caroline is a Partner in the Corporate team, based in Carlisle.
Her areas of expertise are commercial and charitable matters, with a focus on work for the education sector.
Caroline advises on commercial contracts, IT contracts, data protection (including GDPR), e-commerce, intellectual property issues, charity law issues and general governance matters. She is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and the Charity Law Association.
Caroline originally joined Burnetts in 2008 and became a Partner in 2012 before a family move took her back to Hong Kong in 2013.
She remained a consultant with Burnetts and continued to work for her charity clients, particularly St John's Hospice in Lancaster, whose conversion from a charitable trust to a CIO Caroline supervised from abroad, before rejoining Burnetts in early 2018.
Caroline qualified as a solicitor in 1994 after originally obtaining a degree in Chinese from the University of Durham. She began her career in the corporate/commercial department of Newcastle's Dickinson Dees before moving to the Hong Kong office of the international law firm Slaughter and May.
Outside of work, Caroline sits on the board of St John's Hospice and, in November 2019, was awarded her PhD in Palliative Care by Lancaster University. Her thesis considered decision-making for patients who lack capacity, particularly the role of the patient and the influence of the legal consciousness of hospice staff on the decision-making process.
Caroline has a particular interest in the Far East and her other interests include music, she plays cello and bassoon. Caroline lives in the Lake District and enjoys getting out on the fells whenever possible.