Caroline Elford

Year of Call: 2002

Inn: Inner Temple

Judicial Office: Deputy District Judge

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A barrister who shows passion in her work.”

Legal 500,  2022

Caroline is a specialist family practitioner who practises in all areas of family law with a strong emphasis on care proceedings. Her practice in this area has given her a detailed knowledge of the appropriate procedural law and she is known for her effectiveness as an advocate and a lawyer in technical applications.

Caroline has extensive experience of care proceedings in the High Court, County Court and Family Proceedings Court where she represents local authorities, parents, guardians and the Official Solicitor. Recent matters in which Caroline has been instructed have included cases of:

  • Non-accidental injury
  • Sexual abuse
  • Incest
  • Factitious illness syndrome (Munchausen syndrome by proxy)


  • Deputy District Judge

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA Law Bristol, BMus Honours Music, 2:1, Otto Rix awarded Inner Temple 2002