Carolina’s range of work includes fraud, dishonesty, violent and sexual offences, drug offences and road traffic matters. She accepts instructions to prosecute and defend in both privately and publically funded matters. Carolina also has experience of POCA proceedings, both for the prosecution and the defence. Carolina is permitted by the Bar Council to accept public access instructions.
Carolina has a particular interest in religiously aggravated, homophobic or racist crimes and in matters concerning freedom of speech, especially those involving malicious communications.
A persuasive and conscientious advocate, she has been instructed for both the prosecution and defence in matters involving vulnerable witnesses. Carolina’s talent for drafting is showcased by the multiple cases where her written submissions have resulted in a prosecution being discontinued.
Prior to joining Chambers Carolina worked as an advocate for Lyons Davidson LLP, where she was instructed in a range of matters in the County Courts including road traffic matters and contractual disputes. She also has experience advising in matters concerning personal injury and employment.
Most recently Carolina was awarded the Harold G. Fox Scholarship by Middle Temple, and spent 6 months in working in Toronto. The majority of this was spent in the litigation department of Torys LLP, a large and prestigious firm, where Carolina assisted with research and drafting on various files. These included a multi-million dollar probate dispute, a public inquiry into the collapse of a large shopping centre and a judicial review against a decision made by the Canadian Judicial Council. Carolina also spent several weeks working for Markson Law LLP, a criminal firm specialising in the defence of criminal and regulatory investigations and police law.
Carolina is currently seconded to the NMC.