Caroline Skeet

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Year of Call: 2014

Caroline has a busy and developing Criminal practice. Caroline is instructed across a range of criminal matters including serious violence, dishonesty, drugs, possession of weapons, fraud and sexual offences. Caroline also has experience of quasi-criminal matters including sexual harm prevention orders and cash forfeiture matters.

Caroline prides herself on her client care and empathetic, but realistic approach with clients, easily creating a rapport with lay clients. This is coupled with Caroline’s practical, pragmatic advice and a fierce tenacity in the court room.

Caroline has been instructed in recent years in two large scale fraud operations as disclosure counsel for both the SFO and the FCA, developing her skills and specialism in the financial and corporate crime sector. These instructions are developing Caroline’s knowledge and expertise in this area which stems from her work prior to tenancy as a paralegal for Hickman and Rose in their financial crime and regulatory departments, assisting in various high-profile cases most notably the acquittal of the Tesco UK directors for Fraud and False accounting and the LIBOR rate scandal.

Awards

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn International Criminal Court (ICC) Internship Scholarship (6 month placement), The Hague, 2017

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn Continuing Education Fund, Amicus Internship, Jackson, Mississippi, 2016

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn Bursary – European Court of Human Rights Visit, Strasbourg, July 2015

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn Bursary – International Criminal Court (ICC), June 2015

Professional Memberships & Appointments

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Criminal Bar Association

Amicus

Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Qualifications

University of Exeter, LLB

BPP Law School, BPTC

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