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Forsters LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Caroline advises on complex cross border litigation, arbitrations and investigations, with a particular focus on shareholder and joint venture disputes, professional negligence claims, civil fraud, regulatory investigations, claims in connection with directors’ duties and general contractual disputes. During her time in Jersey, Caroline also gained experience advising high net worth individuals and family offices on cross border trust litigation.

Caroline’s clients include banks, listed entities, corporates, directors, high net worth individuals, professional service firms, family offices and trust companies. She is noted for her strategic and commercial advice, and her ability to quickly cut through to the heart of the dispute.

She has experience litigating both onshore and offshore. Caroline trained at Taylor Wessing and progressed to the position of senior associate. Between 2016 and 2019, she was a member of the litigation team at Mourant in Jersey. While at Mourant, she undertook a ten-month secondment as General Counsel to Mourant Governance Services.

Caroline is recognised in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 as a ‘Next Generation Partner’. She was previously ranked in the 2022 edition as a ‘Rising Star’.


Law Society of England & Wales


Caroline was awarded a first in her history degree at the University of Manchester, before obtaining a distinction in both the Graduate Diploma of Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School (finishing second highest in the country in the Graduate Diploma in Law). She joined Forsters in 2019.


Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Next Generation Partners)

Caroline HarbordForsters LLP

The recent track record for Forsters LLP‘s ‘seriously competent, astute group of lawyers‘ includes shareholder litigation, investment claims, professional negligence matters, and corporate and post-transactional litigation. The team is also well known for funded litigation. Practice head Benedict Walton is ‘a standout partner with terrific instincts‘, while Andrew Head‘s experience includes large trials that frequently comprise international elements. In April 2022, Caroline Harbord and Bryan Shacklady, who both act in cross-border matters, were promoted to partner and counsel, respectively.