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About Caroline

Caroline is an Associate in the Education Team, working in our School Support Service, specialising in employment law in the education sector. Her clients include maintained schools and academy trust companies, as well as independent schools. She advises on a range of HR and employment law matters as well as advising schools with on contractual disputes, freedom of information requests, governance, admissions, exclusions and parental complaints.

Recent Experience

  • Drafting a recognition agreement for negotiation between a school and its trade unions plus advising schools on managing industrial action
  • Advising schools on legacy pension payments to employees before and after academy conversion
  • Auditing policies and procedures for Multi Academy Trusts in order to ensure GDPR compliance as well as delivering staff training on embedding GDPR into day-to-day school services
  • Advising schools on dismissals and appeals procedures, including cases involving criminal prosecution of employees

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Discrimination Lawyers Association

Career Experience

2018 to present:: Associate then Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2013 to 2017:: Employment Adviser, Association of Colleges

2012 to 2017:: Solicitor, Moore Solicitors

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