Caroline Harbord > Forsters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Forsters LLP
22 Baker Street

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Caroline is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.

She advises on complex cross border litigation, arbitrations and investigations.

Caroline has particular experience advising on shareholder, partnership and joint venture disputes, unfair prejudice petitions, civil fraud and asset tracing (including obtaining urgent injunctive and interim relief), regulatory investigations, claims in connection with directors’ duties, contentious insolvency and general contractual disputes.

Her practice has a significant offshore focus, given her years practising in Jersey and working as General Counsel to an international Trust and Company Service Provider. Caroline regularly advises high net worth individuals, family offices and trustees on, for example, cross border trust litigation, recovering offshore investment losses, and commercial disputes concerning the underlying asset or corporate.

Caroline also provides expert legal opinions as to matters of English law, and has acted as an expert witness in connection with foreign legal proceedings.

Her clients include high net worth individuals, family offices and family owned / operated businesses, trustees and trust companies, banks, listed entities, corporates, directors, professional service firms, private equity houses and insolvency practitioners.

Caroline also leads cases (including group claims) which are funded by litigation funders and supported by ATE insurance.

She 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

Forsters LLP‘s dispute resolution practice routinely handles major commercial disputes, including high-value, international, multi-party actions; and is praised for ‘combining the intellectual heft of a magic or silver circle firm with the savvy and personal touch of an elite Mayfair firm’. The ‘tight-knit and determined team’ is led by Benedict Walton, whose practice encompasses cases concerning breaches of contractual terms, breaches of directors’ duties, shareholder disputes, negligence, fraud, investment disputes, and group actions; he and fellow partner Caroline Harbord are described as ‘hard-working, robust, committed and creative’. Andrew Head has a track record of work on international disputes, finance cases, class action claims and professional negligence; while Bryan Shacklady is an experienced counsel.