Ms Caroline Bowden > Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP
The Cottons Centre 5th Floor
South-West Hay's Lane

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Work Department

Family and Mediation


“Recognised as being ‘a lead both in the practice and policy of mediation’, as well as being ‘a committed, dedicated and highly skilled mediator’ (from the first Family Mediation Legal 500). Caroline’s approach is known as robust and practical whilst also warm and friendly. Her experience covers complicated financial settlements, children arrangements and the full range of issues affecting married and unmarried couples. Caroline has sat on The Law Society’s Family Law Committee since 2017 and is a Director of the Family Mediation Council (FMC), as The Law Society’s representative. She was the FMC representative on a group combining members of the Family Procedure Rule Committee and Ministry of Justice officials in 2022, examining new rule changes to encourage early dispute resolution. She was previously appointed to the Government’s 2014 Mediation Task Force. Caroline is a member of the Family Solutions Group and a contributor to their November 2020 report: “What About Me”. She is a previous winner of the Family Law ADR Practitioner of the Year and writes articles and commentaries.”



Trained Bird & Bird 1990-1992, Assistant Solicitor at Anthony Gold from 1992, Partner from 1998 and Consultant from 2006 onwards.


  • • FMC Accredited Mediator since 2000 (trained and practising since 1997)
    • Law Society’s Family Law Committee
    • Director of the Family Mediation Council
    • Accredited for Child Inclusive Mediation
    • Law Society Accredited Mediator
    • Civil trained Mediator
    • Resolution accredited specialist in finance and children disputes
    • On Resolution’s Mediation/DR Committee 2008-2017
    • Contributor to the Law Society Mediation Handbook
    • Certificate in Counselling (with distinction) Birkbeck, University of London
    • Trained Collaborative Lawyer
    • Former member of The Children Panel


Exeter University 1988 LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family: mediation

(Leading individuals)

Caroline BowdenAnthony Gold Solicitors LLP

The mediation practice at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP ‘is a strong and reputable team. The firm’s mediation practice has gone from strength to strength and is headed up by strong leading solicitors’. The department is well respected for its mediation work, involving complex finance and children matters, which can be child-inclusive and/or cross-jurisdictional. Kim Beatson has a busy mediation practice. Most of her referrals come from other family lawyers. David Emmerson has a mixed practice between court work, mediation and a collaborative practice. Emerson specialises in complex finance and children cases as well as cohabitation and pre-nuptial work. Caroline Bowden is an experienced mediator whose work spans from dealing with the finances of high-net-worth clients to complex children work. Nazia Rashid departed in September 2022.