Caroline Allison
Called to the Bar in 2002

Caroline is a highly experienced trial advocate. Her thorough and meticulous approach to preparation along with her reputation for exceptional witness and client care makes her a popular choice with professional and lay clients alike.

Her empathetic approach assists those who are facing life changing situations whether it be risking losing their liberty, their home or matters relating to their children.


  • Crime
  • Family Law
  • Property
  • Public law


Caroline is a Grade 3 CPS prosecutor and prosecutes and defends a wide range of offences including multi-handed cases, serious drugs, violence and dishonesty. She also prosecutes for Local Authorities for a variety of regulatory offences.

Caroline’s residential landlord and tenant practice includes dealing with cases involving tenants with mental illness and complex issues.

Caroline has returned to undertaking family law work acting for the Local Authority, children (through their Guardian) and parents in both public and private law areas. She also undertakes work involving family law injunctions.

Caroline is qualified to accept instructions on a Direct Access basis.


  • Crime: prosecutes and defends at all levels across the whole spectrum of criminal offences and for cases brought by the CPS, Local Authorities and other prosecuting authorities.
  • Family Law: undertakes public and private law work as well as injunction applications.
  • Public Law: Advises local authorities on investigations and criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement proceedings
  • Property: residential Landlord and Tenant with an emphasis on complex anti-social behaviour cases.

For more detailed guides to Caroline’s work, just click on any of the practice areas listed.

Caroline is a well-respected leading junior. Her affable nature and empathy makes her popular with clients and witnesses, while her meticulous preparation and cross-examination skills make her a force to be reckoned with in court.


  • Planning enforcement
  • TPO prosecutions
  • Injunctions and Anti-social Behaviour
  • Housing
  • Residential possession claims
  • Mental Health
  • Nuisance
  • School Admissions and Exclusions
  • Education prosecutions
  • Housing related prosecutions
  • Criminal and civil regulatory proceedings
  • Licensing
  • Police Property Act Claims
  • Confiscation and cash seizure
  • Inquests


Caroline’s experience in criminal and regulatory work dates back to her time working in a corporate crime department where she worked on cases involving conspiracy to defraud the general public in relation to meat unfit for human consumption.

Caroline has advised local authorities on investigations (pre-charge), criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement proceedings.

She has conducted cases with complex factual and legal issues and is able to present such information in an engaging and persuasive manner.

Caroline is a Grade 3 Prosecutor for the CPS.

Caroline is known for her thorough and meticulous preparation and her effective advocacy skills. Her particular strengths lie in dealing with factually and legally complex matters in a concise and methodical way. She is skilled in dealing with clients, witnesses and litigants in person who are vulnerable whether due to age, mental health difficulties or difficult personal circumstances.


  • Social Housing Providers – all aspects of possession claims with an emphasis on anti-social behaviour
  • Applications for Anti-social Behaviour Injunctions
  • Committal proceedings
  • Private Landlord – residential possession claims
  • Private landlord – criminal proceedings including issues relating to houses of multiple occupancy, breaches of regulations and unlawful eviction


  • Defending residential possession proceedings
  • Defending applications for Anti-social Behaviour Injunctions


Caroline’s experience of criminal law well equips her to deal with serious incidents of anti-social behaviour and litigants in person in the civil context and criminal offences arising in the housing context.

Caroline is qualified to accept instructions on a direct access basis as well as traditional instructions from solicitors.

Caroline Allison is an experienced and versatile criminal practitioner known for her thorough and meticulous preparation and her compassionate approach to witnesses and clients. Caroline prides herself on her exceptional level of customer service and her work is of a consistently high standard.



  • Grade 3 prosecutor
  • Drugs offences
  • Serious violence
  • Dishonesty
  • Regulatory offences


  • Sexual offences including historical offences and offences against children
  • Serious violence
  • Child Cruelty
  • Drugs offences including conspiracy
  • Offences of dishonesty
  • Prison Law and Parole hearings
  • Regulatory offences

Caroline is experienced in dealing with vulnerable and young defendants and witnesses as well as those with mental health difficulties.

Caroline is happy to accept private instructions and is qualified to accept instructions direct from lay clients.

Caroline is welcomed back to the family team having spent a number of years practicing primarily in criminal law.

Caroline is known for her thorough preparation and excellent advocacy skills. Her friendly and pragmatic approach puts professional and lay clients at ease.

She has extensive experience in dealing with clients at the most difficult times in their lives, including those with mental health issues and other vulnerabilities as well as dealing with matters relating to substance misuse, domestic abuse and other health issues.


  • Public Law Children – care and adoption proceedings
  • Private Law – applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Prohibited Steps orders, Specific Issue orders and Parental Responsibility. She also deals with cases involving Special Guardianship orders
  • Family Law Act Applications – non-molestation and occupation orders


Caroline is authorised to accept instructions from members of the public as well as from solicitors.



  • Criminal Bar Association South Eastern Circuit
  • Cambridge & Peterborough Bar Mess