The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has deployed her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Milton Keynes County Court with effect from 6 May 2014.

Carole who previously managed her own law firm for over ten years, has dedicated her career to being an advocate for vulnerable children and young people and is often appointed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) to represent children in the most complex family matters.

Elizabeth Wyatt, partner and family team lead at Anthony Collins Solicitors says,

“Carole has been an integral part of our family team for almost 6 years so we’re both sad and delighted in equal measure that she is leaving us to take up this public appointment. Needless to say it is a great achievement and a proud moment for the firm as well. We wish her all the best.”

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