Carol is named as one of the leading juniors in employment litigation in Chambers & Partners 2014 and Legal 500 2013. She also has a strong practice in the fields of disciplinary and regulatory law, and professional negligence.
With a reputation for combining thoroughness to all details of the case and a commercial, costs-sensitive approach, she has regularly been recommended in the directories from 2006 to date. Recent comments from Chambers and Partners 2014 recognising Carol’s expertise and approach include:
"excellent with clients”
"dedicated and tenacious”.
These are supported by other comments from clients and the directories, including:
"assiduous, hard-working and particularly good in handling witnesses in difficult discrimination cases”
"ability to grasp the detail of a case without losing sight of the bigger picture”
"sources admire how she is able to grasp the detail of a case without losing sight of the bigger picture”
"practical and straightforward advice”
"formidable in conference and in court”
"deft ability to instil confidence in the trickiest of cases”
"forte lies in her handling of sensitive and challenging matters”
"dealing with complex legal issues in a commercial context”
A regular contributor to legal journals, she co-authored ‘Termination of Employment’ with John Bowers QC (Wildy, Simmonds and Hill), along with chapters in other leading publications. Carol is also a popular speaker and regularly lectures on a range of topics to law firms and at Littleton’s own seminar programme.
Carol is particularly sought after for her careful attention to detail, her punchy and probing cross examination, and her clear analysis of the law.
Recent work includes:
Carol has considerable experience acting for and against large financial institutions, national and multinational businesses, publicly listed companies and governmental bodies on a wide range of employment litigation. A significant amount of her work involves, in particular, director and senior employee issues. Her principal areas of work include claims during the currency and termination of employment, wrongful dismissal and other breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty and bonus entitle- ments.
Recent work in the High Court includes:
She is also regularly instructed to advise on, and appear in, interim applications to enforce restrictive covenants and to protect confidential information and is thus fully aware of the legal, practical and tactical issues that arise in such cases. She provides a thorough, commercial and smart approach
Carol undertakes a wide range of statutory claims.
Notable recent employment tribunal cases include:
Carol is Deputy Head of Littleton’s Disciplinary and Regulatory Group and Editor of the Group’s quarterly bulletin.
She regularly advises and appears at internal grievance and disciplinary panels in both the private and the public sector. She has also acted as an independent investigating officer and has experience of investigating diverse grievance and disciplinary matters, often involving detailed allegations and a wide range of witnesses. In this work, Carol has been instructed by a wide- range of medical professionals and organisations, including medical defence unions, law firms, academic institutions, charities and private companies across various industries.
Carol has also been involved in a number of cases before professional regulatory panels. She has advised and defended a wide range of professionals facing investigation or disciplinary action by their regulators. She has dealt with a wide variety of cases, ranging from registration issues to allegations of serious misconduct and has experience of all stages of the process, including interim orders, Appeals and restorations.
Recent work includes:
Carol’s in-depth employment expertise has resulted in her being instructed, both for and against law firms, on cases of negli- gence involving employment litigation and other employment law issues. Over the years, she has acted in cases involving a variety of professionals, including dentists, travel agents, accountants and builders. She is particularly sought after for her precise drafting, her ability to absorb large amounts of material and her clear, commercial advice.
Recent work includes:
Carol is regularly invited to lecture and conduct training sessions on aspects of employment law and regulatory matters.
By popular request, Carol regularly visits law firms and conducts training seminars. She is always willing to tailor a lecture/semi- nar to fit the attendees’ requirements.
Carol is also a regular contributor to legal journals and other publications. Her most recent publications are ‘Termination of Em- ployment’ which she co-authored with John Bowers QC (Wildy, Simmonds and Hill) and the chapter ‘Dismissal with or without Notice’ which she co-authored with Jeremy Lewis for Butterworth Tolley’s loose-leaf ‘Termination of Employment’ series.
In 2014 Carol will be speaking on a range of professional regulatory matters as part of Littleton’s Disciplinary and Regulatory Group 2014 seminar series.
Carol is also an active member of the following associations: