Caroline Middleton > Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC
Albion Chambers
BROAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 1DR
England

Position

Caroline undertook her pupillage at 1GC Family Law and was a tenant there for 15 years. She initially practised in all areas of family law but latterly has developed an exclusively private practice specialising in matrimonial finance and private law children work. Whilst at 1GC Family Law she was routinely instructed by first-tier firms with a strong presence in London. Caroline has found that a practice encompassing both family finance and private law children matters offers continuity of counsel in both areas. A number of solicitors and clients have instructed her in tandem proceedings and have valued the approach and over-arching perspective it brings to cases and case management. She is approachable, tenacious and pragmatic, and will always seek to ensure the best result for her clients. Caroline’s private children practice covers a wide ambit from external and internal relocation to acrimonious private law children matters involving implacable hostility and parental alienation. Her cases routinely feature expert psychiatric and/or psychological opinion and require a nuanced and sensitive approach. She has further expertise in cases involving substance misuse (both drug and alcohol) and mental health issues. Within the arena of family finance Caroline is instructed not only in financial remedy cases but those involving co habitation disputes including Children Act 1989 Schedule 1 matters. Her cases frequently involve a high-value-asset base, business valuations, expert tax opinion and complex pension cases. Caroline is frequently briefed in cases of domestic violence and where emotional and psychological harm is present. She undertakes injunctive relief work pursuant to Family Law Act 1996.

Career

Called 2002; Inner Temple

Memberships

Called 

Education

BA (First Class) Art History Nottingham University; CPE and BVC: Inner Temple Scholarships; CPE City University; BVC Inns of Court School of Law