Caroline Klage > Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP
26 Newbury Street

Work Department

Child brain injury


Caroline is a specialist in cases involving child brain injury and heads up the firm’s child brain injury department. She has been instrumental in successfully concluding a number of high value complex cases. Caroline relishes a challenge and has won a number of cases rejected by other firms on the grounds that they had poor prospects of success.

Caroline champions a pro-active and practical approach. This ensures that cases are progressed swiftly and without delay with clients receiving the maximum amount of compensation possible and where appropriate, interim payments of compensation to help to fund their complex care, treatment, therapy and equipment needs as well as to alleviate financial hardship. Caroline is an IPSEA qualified SEN (Special Educational Needs) advisor.

Caroline frequently comments in the national press and in social media on healthcare issues. She is also a contributor to the Journal of Personal Injury Law.


Trained Prettys Solicitors, Ipswich; qualified 2001; solicitor Bolt Burdon Kemp 2002; partner 2006.


APIL; Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel


Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, Barnet; Lancaster University (1997 LLB European Legal Studies with German 2:1); winner of the FH Lawson Prize for the best graduating student on her course and the Cavendish Prize for the best final year dissertation in law; Nottingham University (1998 LLM European Law, distinction); College of Law, London (1999 Legal Practice Course, commendation).


Caroline is married with three children and enjoys family life, cooking, camping, socialising and choral music.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Caroline KlageBolt Burdon Kemp LLP

Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP’s ‘cohesive and collaborative’ clinical negligence team is split into sub-divisions by injury type, allowing for ‘deep understanding of the needs of clients‘; the divisions cover adult brain injury, child brain injury, spinal injury, military claims and complex injury. ‘Passionate and devoted’ Caroline Klage leads the wider team, while ‘exceptionalClaudia Hillemand heads up the child brain injury side, and ‘determined and thoroughSuzanne Trask oversees adult brain injury work. The team recently launched its Early Notification Scheme clinic, supporting clients working with this NHS initiative regarding birth injuries. Senior associate Alex Dabek, a spinal injury specialist, is noted as ‘astonishingly thorough and meticulous in everything she does’.