Caroline Harris

Caroline Harris specialises in criminal law but also practices family law, in particular where the two fields overlap.

Criminal Law
Caroline acts for both the prosecution and the defence at all levels and has experience up to and including the Court of Appeal. In addition to conducting matters alone Caroline has experience of acting as a led junior in complex and multi-handed cases.  Caroline has expertise in a broad range of criminal matters including fraud, offences against the person, sexual offences and road traffic offences (including death by dangerous and death by careless driving).

Examples of recent instructions are:
R v Selwood – Defence counsel; the defendant faced allegations of grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The defendant was acquitted of all charges.

R v Miley –Defence counsel; the defendant faced one allegation of death by careless driving. The defendant was acquitted.

R v Chaney – Defence counsel; the defendant faced one allegation Fraud.  The defendant was acquitted.

Caroline frequently represents professional clients, including police officers in disciplinary hearings.

Caroline regularly lectures at criminal seminars.  Recent topics include: The Road Safety Act 2006; Confiscation proceedings; Assisted suicide

Caroline is listed in the legal 500 which describes her as ‘a very capable junior where technical matters are involved’.

Prison Law:  Caroline advises and represents clients in all areas of prison law including parole hearing as prison adjudications.

Family Law Children:  Advising and acting in both private and public law proceedings.

Family Law Finance:   All aspects of ancillary relief and related enforcement proceedings

Cases of Interest:

  • R v Turley [2012] Cr.App.R.(S.) 606 (99)
  • Regina v Darren Poulton [2006] EWCA Crim 2153

 Appointments & Memberships:

  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of the South Eastern Circuit
  • Contributor to Westlaw Insight


  • Bristol University BA (Hons) Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Nottingham Law School CPE
  • Inn of Court School of Law BVC