Caroline Skeet

Year of Call - 2014

Full Profile

Caroline is a hardworking, cogent and dedicated advocate. Caroline enjoys the ability to easily engage with clients from a variety of backgrounds to create a rapport. Caroline’s naturally compassionate approach to clients along with her persuasive and passionate advocacy is recognised and appreciated by both lay and professional clients.

Prior to coming to the Bar Caroline gained a wider knowledge and experience of a number of areas of law. These included International Criminal Law, Human Rights law, Civil Law, Corporate Crime and Capital punishment. As a former intern for Judge Osaki at the International Criminal Court, Caroline assisted in drafting a section of the Judgment on the Ntaganda case. Caroline spent over a year and a half working as a Paralegal on the Tesco Fraud case, this experience honed her capacity to deal with documentation and issue heavy cases as well as her Disclosure review abilities. Caroline interned with Amicus, working on Death Row cases as a Mitigation Investigator for the State Public Defender in Jackson, Mississippi. This experience focussed Caroline’s empathy for her clients to enable her to best mitigate their circumstances for the sentencing stage of their upcoming Death penalty trials. Caroline also has experience of working as a paralegal for a Magic Circle firm and one of the largest city firms.

Caroline remains close to Amicus, supporting the charity in writing articles for their newsletter and interviewing prospective interns. Caroline was also a former pro-bono advocate for the Free Representation Unit representing clients at Social security Tribunals.

As a result of Caroline’s previous experience she has an invaluable understanding of the pressures on instructing solicitors and the importance of effective case preparation and client care. Caroline is frequently instructed in a variety of matters from driving matters to theft or violent matters.

Whilst currently focussing predominantly on Crime and Business Crime, Caroline has received instructions in Family and Civil matters.

Caroline remains interested in International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law and is keen to continue to gain experience in these areas and to apply her knowledge and experience gained through her time at the International Criminal Court to do so.

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

Shortlist ( )

Criminal Law

Business Crime

Extradition

Immigration Law

Regulatory and Disciplinary Law

Sports Law