Caroline began her legal career in local government as a reader to a blind barrister. Having worked her way up the career ladder, Caroline's most recent role, before joining Acuity Legal as a public law consultant in November 2018, was as Head of Governance and Monitoring Officer at the London Borough of Hounslow.
At the London Borough of Hounslow, Caroline's primary focus was on providing advice to senior officers and councillors on a wide range of complex and/or politically sensitive matters and ensuring lawful democratic decision making. She was also responsible for managing the client side of the shared legal services contract; managing the Democratic Services and Equalities teams; reviewing and updating the constitution; training officers and councillors and ensuring councillor adherence to the Code of Conduct. Caroline acted as legal adviser to Cabinet, Borough Council and other committees and panels.
Caroline's local government experience is broad having practised at various stages of her career in property, social services, education, criminal litigation, employment, licensing, housing and governance.
Caroline attended various colleges in London as part of her studies as a Legal Executive, becoming a Fellow in 1989. After taking a year off work and attending the College of Law at Lancaster Gate, Caroline passed the Solicitors Finals Examination and was admitted as a solicitor in December 1992.