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Caroline Carberry QC

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Furnival Chambers (Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC)


Caroline has a high profile practice and is particularly known for her work in Slavery and Human trafficking cases and those involving Serious Sexual Offences. She is a sought after senior junior for both the defence and prosecution. She is instructed in complex cases, including murder trials, as leading counsel against Queen’s Counsel.

Recent cases include:

Operation Dorking - Leading counsel in the successful prosecution of two brothers who trafficked scores of vulnerable individuals around the United Kingdom for work exploitation.

Operation Falorni - Successful prosecution of a Nigerian gynaecologist and his wife, who was a senior NHS nurse, for offences arising out of illegally bringing a 14-year-old child to the United Kingdom as their servant and keeping him in servitude for 24 years.

Operation Leaside - This is the high profile eleven defendant ‘Aylesbury Sex Ring’ trial. Caroline represented one of the four defendants who were acquitted. The case involved the grooming, sexual exploitation and rapes of two young girls by a group of Asian men in the Buckinghamshire market town over a number of years.

Operation Kinney - Leading counsel in the successful prosecution of a serial prostitute rapist who, over a period of two years, attacked and raped four prostitutes in the East London area.

Operation Leaside - Junior counsel for a teenage defendant in the Gumtree Murder case. The 18 year old was acquitted.

She has a strong reputation for her work with vulnerable witnesses and defendants. She has been described by those who work with her as a 'hard working and persuasive jury advocate,' who possesses 'excellent client care skills' and is a 'team player.'

Caroline is a grade 4 prosecutor, she sits as a Tribunal Judge and she is Legal Chair of the Police Disciplinary Panel.


Called 1995; Gray’s Inn.



London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – 2017 silks

Caroline Carberry QC - Furnival ChambersA very strong and measured advocate who commands attention in court.

Within: Crime (general crime)

A noted top set with strength and depth throughout’, Furnival Chambers prosecutes and defends in a range of cases across the crime spectrum. Giles Cockings QC represented key defendants in two of the Operation Pottery trials concerning the Rooney family of Irish Travellers, eleven of whom were convicted of luring homeless men into forced labour. As far as prosecution work is concerned, Caroline Carberry QC prosecuted Darryl Rowe, a hairdresser who deliberately infected several men with HIV. Among the junior ranks, Julia Smart represented Liam Allen, a student charged with six counts of rape whose trial was aborted after the CPS failed to disclose messages which undermined its case.

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