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Caroline Barrett

Caroline Barrett


Caroline has been excellent to work with; she has a very thorough grasp of law and sees the route through complex and unusual areas of law. – Chambers and Partners 2024

She is very professional and has complete understanding of her field of expertise. She works very effectively and succinctly. – Chambers and Partners 2024

Caroline has excellent crossover knowledge of education and social care. She brings real value to cases and is very good with clients. – Chambers and Partners 2024

Named in Legal 500 2020 as a ‘rising star’, Caroline specialises in education law, community care, and health and welfare cases before the Court of Protection. She has taken cases to the High Court, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court.  She has a particular interest in cases involving young people with Education, Health and Care plans, and in the overlap between education, health and social care law, and mental capacity law. She also regularly acts for parents in complex appeals before the First Tier Tribunal and is an Accredited Legal Representative under the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Scheme.

Caroline was named The Times Lawyer of the Week in October 2017, for her work in a complex medical treatment case before the High Court.

Caroline has acted in many reported cases; here are just a few of the most noteworthy:

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