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Caroline Barrett

Caroline Barrett


Caroline provides a broad practice with a strong crossover knowledge with health and social care. Chambers & Partners 2023, Up and Coming, Education

She is calm in a crisis and gives sensible advice. – Chambers & Partners, 2020

Caroline Barrett is singled out for her expertise in health and social care, as well as her Court of Protection practice. – Legal 500, 2020

Next generation Partner – Caroline Barrett – Rook Irwin Sweeney LLP – Legal 500, 2023

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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