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Call: 2002

Caroline Middleton

Albion Chambers

Broad Street Bristol BS1 1DR

  • Overview

    Caroline undertook her pupillage at 1GC Family Law and was a tenant there for 15 years. She initially practised in all areas of family law but latterly has developed an exclusively private practice specialising in matrimonial finance and private law children work. Whilst at 1GC Family Law she was routinely instructed by first-tier firms with a strong presence in London.

    Caroline has found that a practice encompassing both family finance and private law children matters offers continuity of counsel in both areas. A number of solicitors and clients have instructed her in tandem proceedings and have valued the approach and over-arching perspective it brings to cases and case management.

    She is approachable, tenacious and pragmatic, and will always seek to ensure the best result for her clients.

  • Children - private law

    Caroline’s private children practice covers a wide ambit from external and internal relocation to acrimonious private law children matters involving implacable hostility and parental alienation. Her cases routinely feature expert psychiatric and/or psychological opinion and require a nuanced and sensitive approach. She has further expertise in cases involving substance misuse (both drug and alcohol) and mental health issues.

  • Family finance & property

    Within the arena of family finance Caroline is instructed not only in financial remedy cases but those involving co habitation disputes including Children Act 1989 Schedule 1 matters. Her cases frequently involve a high-value-asset base, business valuations, expert tax opinion and complex pension cases.

  • Domestic violence & injunctions

    Caroline is frequently briefed in cases of domestic violence and where emotional and psychological harm is present. She undertakes injunctive relief work pursuant to Family Law Act 1996.

Caroline Middleton


“Caroline is great with clients, she provides pragmatic advice and she has a good attention to detail.”

“Caroline is lovely with clients and has a level of empathy with clients. She’s brilliant.”

Chambers and Partners 2024

“Caroline is a sharp legal mind. She is a fierce advocate and gives no-nonsense advice but can also be compassionate with clients in highly emotionally charged cases. She is a go-to for private children work in Bristol.”

Legal 500 2024


  • BA (First Class) Art History Nottingham University
  • CPE and BVC: Inner Temple Scholarships
  • CPE City University
  • BVC Inns of Court School of Law