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Caroline Redhead

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Mandarin speaker Caroline Redhead is a Practising Consultant.

Mandarin speaker Caroline Redhead is a Practising Consultant in Burnetts’ Business Law department and a member of our well-regarded Education Group.

Qualified in Hong Kong as well as England and Wales, Caroline 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. Whilst at Slaughter and May she continued to develop her corporate experience and was part of the legal team scooping the International Financing Review’s Asian Equity Deal of the Year Award for the dual listing (London and Hong Kong) of a Chinese power company.

Since joining Burnetts, Caroline has worked on a wide range of commercial matters, with a focus on work for the education sector, advising clients across the spectrum from schools and academies to colleges and universities. Caroline advises on commercial contracts, IT contracts, data protection and freedom of information issues, e-commerce, intellectual property issues, funding agreements, charity law issues, and general governance matters, including around international activity.  She is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and the Charity Law Association.

Caroline has spent time on secondment to one of our largest university clients, including as cover for the Head of Governance and Legal Administration, and acts as company secretary for a number of our education and charity clients. Caroline is one of our regular speakers at business, education and charity law seminars across Cumbria and the wider North West and leads our Academies Team.

Caroline has a degree in Chinese from the University of Durham and has a particular interest in the Far East. Following her first degree, she completed her post-graduate law training at Northumbria University, from where she also received an LLM with Distinction in the year she joined Burnetts. Caroline lives in the Lake District, she has completed both the Great South and the Great North Runs, raising money for charity. Wild swimming is the next adventure…