Aside from her trafficking work she has acted as junior counsel for both the Defence and the Crown (as leader and or as junior) in a number of Operations including), Pauldings (firearms, perverting the course of justice, supply of drugs and money laundering), Brinzer (large scale drug supply) Montecarl, Dariole, Weave and Balivor (the Southwark Rapist). As well as her Operational cases she has also acted on behalf of the defence as junior in cases across the range of criminal offences from murder, serious fraud and dishonesty, drug offences, rape and other serious sexual and violent offences including supergrasses.
Caroline has had sole conduct of cases ranging from attempted murder, death by dangerous driving, serious sexual and violent offences, armed robbery and numerous drug and dishonesty offences.
Caroline also prosecuted the first offence of bribery under the Bribery Act 2010 and is currently acting as leading counsel in the subsequent 29 handed prosecution. Caroline was involved in the first cases signed under section 73 Serious Organised Crime and Police Act, the first prosecution of the importation of Ketamine in the United Kingdom as well as matters under RIPA s49. The Southwark Rapist of whom Caroline was part of the successful prosecution team received the first ever “life means life” sentence for a non murder conviction. She has recently successfully defended for three months in the Central Criminal Court in the first case where a defendant has been on trial for the attempted murder of a co – accused co – defendant.
Through both the Criminal and Regulatory aspects of her practice, Caroline has developed particular experience in disclosure both of national and internationally obtained material, medical disclosure, SOCPA agreements and associated material as well as phone and computer evidence and analysis. Caroline has an extensive knowledge of general forensic, medico forensic and ballistic evidence and has advised both prosecuting agencies and the defence on the various avenues of expert evidence that can be explored – including the use of a canine DNA database and LCN DNA.She has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending in cases where internet material has been in dispute and has a working knowledge of various computer applications, encryption and software.
Caroline has also regularly appeared in cases where mental health of the complainant or defendant has been at issue and has been interviewed on this issue by Radio 4.
Caroline has experience in dealing with corporate manslaughter cases from a defence perspective. She has regularly been instructed by both companies and individuals in the immediacy of the investigation – advising on interview, evidence recovery and tactical over view. Her experience as a Grade 4 prosecutor enables her to provide a useful overview on disclosure and charging standards. She has regularly undertaken the coronial aspect of proceedings and has advised on subsequent corporate compliance. She has a particular awareness of construction compliance, air accident investigation proceedings and medical causation.