Caroline Harbord

Partner, Dispute Resolution

Caroline is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.

She advises on complex cross border litigation, arbitrations and investigations.

Caroline has particular experience advising on shareholder, partnership and joint venture disputes, unfair prejudice petitions, civil fraud and asset tracing (including obtaining urgent injunctive and interim relief), regulatory investigations, claims in connection with directors’ duties, contentious insolvency and general contractual disputes.

Her practice has a significant offshore focus, given her years practising in Jersey and working as General Counsel to an international Trust and Company Service Provider. Caroline regularly advises high net worth individuals, family offices and trustees on, for example, cross border trust litigation, recovering offshore investment losses, and commercial disputes concerning the underlying asset or corporate.

Caroline also provides expert legal opinions as to matters of English law, and has acted as an expert witness in connection with foreign legal proceedings.

Her clients include high net worth individuals, family offices and family owned / operated businesses, trustees and trust companies, banks, listed entities, corporates, directors, professional service firms, private equity houses and insolvency practitioners.

Caroline also leads cases (including group claims) which are funded by litigation funders and supported by ATE insurance.

She is recognised as a 'Next Generation Partner' in both the Legal 500 2024 and 2023 editions. She was previously ranked in the 2022 edition as a ‘Rising Star’

"The contentious team are active thought leaders, particularly in relation to financial services matters concerning issues of fraud and mis-selling."
The Legal 500 UK, 2022