Caroline is the head of family law at Simcocks. She has considerable experience advising on all aspects of Isle of Man divorce and financial matters, dissolution of civil partnerships, pre and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements and agreements between unmarried couples and same-sex couples. Caroline also advises on parental rights which often relate to child contact, residence and maintenance issues but can include areas such as adoption and removal of the child to another geographic area on a permanent or temporary basis. She also represents children involved in care proceedings.
Her cases are often emotionally charged and she is accustomed to achieving realistic outcomes in sensitive circumstances. Caroline is experienced in dealing with financially complex matters, often with a multi-jurisdictional element. Her client base is both local and international, including high net worth individuals and where necessary she liaises with other specialists both within Simcocks and externally to offer advice covering wealth protection, trusts and foundations. She is committed to helping clients deal with disputes in a constructive and pragmatic way, providing advice which is both commercial and practical.
Caroline is an affiliate member of Resolution, the specialist professional organisation whose members are recognised for their constructive approach to family breakdown. Caroline is committed to helping clients to achieve solutions outside of the court setting wherever possible, but when a more robust approach is required, she has a proven track record in taking cases to Court. Simcocks believes its realistic negotiating skills and meticulous care in the preparation of cases has led to high levels of client satisfaction and the majority of matters come from personal recommendations.
Caroline has specialised in family law throughout her career. Prior to joining Simcocks, she qualified into the family law team at Brodies in Edinburgh. She was also a tutor in family law at Edinburgh University. Caroline has had articles published in the press regarding pre and post-nuptial agreements and on the issues surrounding common law marriage.
- Admitted Scotland 2005
- Admitted Isle of Man 2009
- Aberdeen University (LLB Hons) 2002; (Dip.L.P) 2003
- University Auvergne, France (Diploma)
- Law Society of Scotland
- Isle of Man Law Society