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Children law


Caroline, a partner in family law at Vardagsspecialises exclusively in family law and most notably on all aspects of children law. Sensitive and tenacious with trilingual capacity, Caroline is well-versed in domestic and international disputes, with particular experience in cross-border disputes. Her expertise spans widely from child arrangements and relocation matters to parental child abduction (Hague and non-Hague), foreign orders, injunctions and protection orders. Coined a rising star’ in her field, Caroline is renowned for her straight-talking, empathetic and unpretentious approach as a lawyer.  



Caroline joined Vardags in 2021, having first qualified and worked at a leading London specialist Family law firm in the award-winning Children Department headed by the late Anne Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon). Whilst there, Caroline worked for HNW individuals across a whole spectrum of children cases, including the first case to make use of the 1996 Hague Convention for child abduction in Englandand Russia.  

Caroline also undertook a secondment at The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) in Hong Kong in 2018. She has also twice served as a Rapporteur for the 2nd and triennial International Family Law and Practice Conferences. Caroline has been a Commissioner of Oaths for Quebec, Canada, since 2010. 

Recent reported cases include:

  • HX v A Local authority and Ors (Application to Revoke Adoption Order) [2020] EWHC 1287 (Fam)
  • MG v JH [2018] EWHC 3477 (Fam)
  • Re D and Others (Children) [2017] EWHC 284 (Fam)
  • In the Matter of D (Children) (Child Abduction: Practice) [2016] EWHC 504 (Fam)
  • J (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1019
  • Re C-W (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1272
  • Neustadt v Neustadt (Child Abduction) [2014] EWHC 4307
  • LC v RRL & Ors [2014] EWFC 8
  • Cambra v Jones and Palacin [2014] EWHC 913 (Fam)
  • Cambra v Jones and Palacin[2014] EWHC 2264 (Fam)
  • LC (Children) and LC (Children) (No. 2) [2014] UKSC 1
  • LC (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1058
  • LCG v RL [2013] EWHC 1383 (Fam)
  • O v O [2013] EWHC 2970 (Fam)
  • Re FT and NT (Children)[2013] EWHC 850 (Fam)
  • AI v MT (Alternative Dispute Resolution) [2013] EWHC 3954 (Fam)


Caroline speaks fluent French and Spanish.


Caroline initially studied Civil Law at lUniversité de Montréal, Québec, and later obtained a First-Class Honours degree in Law from the University of Westminster. She went on to complete her LPC qualifications at The University of Law, London. 

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

(Next Generation Partners)

Caroline KorahVardags

Led by Ayesha Vardag, Vardags ‘houses a lot of great lawyers’ and the family law team is praised as ‘very commercially astute with a strong financial remedies practice’. It specialises in complex international litigation cases for its predominantly ultra-high-net-worth client base. Simon McKirgan remains a leading international divorce lawyer who regularly acts in some of the most significant cases, while Caroline Korah is the new head of the children department. Key changes to the team include the addition of David Lister from Rayden Solicitors in July 2023, and Antonia Barker‘s elevation to the partnership in January 2023. Former practice head Georgina Hamblin has set up her own practice, and Katherine Res Pritchard joined Howard Kennedy LLP at the start of 2023.