Caroline specializes in both high net worth and complex financial remedy cases and all aspects of work involving children, including international relocation, abduction and complex child arrangements. Appointed a Recorder in 2003, and an experienced mediator.  This broad practice allows Caroline to represent a client in all aspects of their case. A member of Chambers since1981, Caroline has been recognized for many years as a highly skilled and successful practitioner with very wide experience.  Caroline is also a qualified mediator. Caroline also has a practice in Gibraltar.

Financial remedy at all levels of complexity. Inheritance, trusts, company issues. Schedule 1 work. Able to manage the interface with children work so as to provide a full service to an individual client on family breakdown.

Multiple cases involving conduct issues, abuse, expert instruction and analysis, parental alienation, brokering agreements and child arrangements.

Relocation to international locations is a speciality, including Australia, Europe, Canada, Brazil, USA, Japan and other countries.

Able to manage the interface with financial remedy work so as to provide a full service to an individual client on family breakdown.

Multiple cases, domestic and international, conducted in this area. Often the initial instruction is received in an emergency situation requiring rapid and accurate advice and representation.

Experienced in Court of Protection work and currently conducting a High Court matter listed in conjunction with an associated Court of Protection matter.

Caroline’s judicial experience is very helpful is dealing with these difficult cases as an advocate.

Qualified to mediate in all family matters, including financial remedy and issues involving children.

As an experienced Recorder and practitioner, Caroline is available to conduct Private FDR hearings.

Reputation & Awards

“Very good with the detail, user-friendly and always contactable. She fights her corner very hard and she’s good with clients as well. Things don’t faze her.”

Chambers and Partners 2018

Chambers & Partners

‘Caroline is a talented advocate who builds an excellent working relationship with her clients. She is immensely skilled at dealing with clients who are experiencing emotional difficulties’ – 2018

‘…. a thoughtful advocate’  2003/4

‘…. her sympathy is particularly effective in stressful cases’ 2005

‘…. a sensitive and sympathetic figure, especially on cases with a sexual theme’ 2006

‘…..extremely able and incredibly effective in this difficult area of law’ 2007

‘….her very clear and no nonsense take on matters wins points with the market’ 2008

‘ ….’a doughty performer’ who puts her head down and fights on’…’Approachable and possessed of sensible judgment’  2009

‘….a tenacious childcare specialist who doesn’t give up until she gets what she wants’  2010

‘….’equally adept at matrimonial finance and children work’…She wins full market support. ‘  2011

‘….she receives particular praise for her involvement in leave to remove cases. Sources applaud her thorough preparation and polished advocacy as well as her cool professional manner with clients’ 2012

‘Another who impresses is Caroline Lister who is recognized for her work on high value financial remedy cases and inheritance matters’ 2013

‘Caroline is a talented advocate who builds an excellent working relationship with her clients. She is immensely skilled at dealing with clients who are experiencing emotional difficulties’ 2016

‘Has a broad practice covering both high net worth ancillary relief and international private children cases. She is recognised for her skilful handling of particularly acrimonious proceedings.’2017

‘She fights very hard, and is poised and articulate. She can be quite tough and is very secure in her handling of a judge.’ 2017

‘Caroline has a broad practice covering both high net worth ancillary relief and domestic and international private children cases. Recognised for skilful handling of particularly acrimonious proceedings. Caroline is at home with complex financial issues including those relating to trusts, pensions and inheritance.’ 2018

Highly skilled in both money and children cases and ‘recognised for her skilful handling of particularly acrimonious proceedings.’ 2017

Legal 500

‘A first port of call for international relocation cases, and a considered and robust advocate’ 2018

Awards and Scholarships

Winston Churchill Award, Middle Temple

Education

  • Beaconsfield High School
  • Queen Mary College, London University: BSc in Comparative Physiology and Microbiology [with Pure Mathematics]
  • Legal studies followed via Diploma in Law

Professional Memberships

  • FLBA
  • Middle Temple
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