Caroline joined TV Edwards in February 2018. Caroline currently assists Lizan Ghafoor with her work in Community Care, Housing and Public Law and Katie Brown and Emily Black with their Housing cases.
Under the supervision of Lizan Ghafoor, Caroline advises and assists asylum-seeking clients in relation to age disputes and suitable accommodation challenges against the Home Office. She also helps young people to obtain appropriate support and accommodation from local authorities under their duties towards care-leavers.
In relation to housing work, Caroline advises and assists tenants in possession proceedings and those seeking homelessness support from a local authority. She has also assisted clients living in properties with poor housing conditions in getting repairs done to their property and in some cases compensation. Caroline recently obtained an injunction for a client requiring a local authority to carry out repairs to their property.
Before joining TV Edwards, Caroline gained experience by volunteering with the Welfare Rights Team at Norfolk Community Law Service. She has also advised students at the University of Essex Student’s Union Advice Centre on welfare issues, arranged law conferences on human rights matters and educated young people on public law issues. Caroline enjoyed volunteering as part of a team to investigate miscarriages of justice and preparing their appeals. It was whilst doing this voluntary work that Caroline gained an interest in Social Welfare law and came to understand the importance of a properly-funded legal aid scheme.
Caroline was recognised for her charity work when presented with a prestigious Diana Award in 2011.
Caroline is a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has completed her Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice.