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Caroline Haughey

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Furnival Chambers (Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC)

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Practice areas: Crime, regulatory, coroners inquests and public enquiries.


Regarded as an excellent leading junior with an ability to deal with voluminous and or complex cases. Carolines’ defence practice is focused on murder, serious violence, drugs and fraud and cases with disclosure issues at the fore. 

She is a Grade 4 leading prosecutor specializing in Human Trafficking and Slavery and  is author of government review of Modern Slavery Act 2015  - One Year On commissioned by the Home Secretary Teresa May.  She has particular expertise in areas of complex forensic evidence: LCN DNA, entomology, causation etc.  and regularly appears against Queens' Counsel.

Caroline has a  reputation in the prosecution of novel law and or high profile cases including: slavery (R -v- Khan, R -v- Balira, R-v- Motroc), bribery (R -v Patel) RIPA (R -v- Beeckman),  Drugs (Operation Wildwood) Caroline has significant appellate court experience having appeared in the leading authorities on firearms, expert evidence and LCN DNA and is able to provide consultancy advice on all areas of crime and regulatory work: health and safety, pharmaceuticals, veterinary, GOC, GMC, SRA etc with particular experience in homicide cases (Corporate Manslaughter etc).


Called 1999; former lecturer in youth justice and Criminal Evidence Act, criminology and advocacy at UEL; currently lectures on: disclosure in sexual offences, advocacy and juveniles in the justice system. Author of ‘White Paper on Decriminalisation of Prostitution’ on behalf of the Irish Government 1998; joint author with Brian Barker QC (now Common Sergeant) on ‘Codification of the Criminal Law’ for the Administrative Law Society; trainer in the in-house advocacy scheme.  


  • Modern Slavery Act 2015 review: one year on –
  • Regular contributor to CBA and Bar Council publications and committees.


Conversational French.


Middle Temple, CBA, member of the Northern Ireland Bar, member of the Bar Standards Professional Conduct Committee, Kalisher Trust Trustee, Approved for Direct Access. External Examiner in Criminal Law for the BSB


Wycombe Abbey. Trinity College, Dublin (LLB).

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

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