Caroline Goodwin QC

Profile

Appeared in numerous trials and in appellate jurisdiction, including House of Lords (R V Webber).

Prosecuted murder, manslaughter, baby shaking cases involving technical medical evidence and associated expert witness.

Multi handed cases.

 

Advising on private prosecution and presently instructed as regards fraud on a multi disciplinary medical practice.

Has given evidence on behalf of the Bar, to numerous committees of the House of Lords in her capacity as Chair of the CBA.

Visiting Advocacy Lecturer University of Florida.

Expertise

Defence Crime

PROFESSIONAL CRIME

Operation Everest: Prosecution case reliant on super grass evidence. A series of 4 trials conducted over two years, involving undercover officers, arguments as to RIPA, drug importation. shootings, extreme violence.

 Gang violence, including Street Shooting in Birmingham, linked to gang and drug violence.

 

DISCLOSURE

Drive by shooting – Principal defendant, four arrested. Case thrown out after detailed legal argument and submissions over a three week period.

Significant failings in disclosure and mismanagement by the police.

OPERATION SANCTUARY

Sex trafficking, multi defendant allegations of sexual abuse.

3 trials, over an 18 month period.

HISTORIC SEX ABUSE

Medomsley enquiry.

A series of trials, still ongoing, representing former prison officers as to serious allegations of historic sexual abuse.

 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS

RAPE and SEXUAL ASSAULT Representation includes, CEO’s, Teachers, Solicitor clients.

Numerous acquittals.

Feb 2022, Solicitors conviction for sexual assault overturned on appeal.

Private instructions in Fraud.

CEO, accused of Fraud upon Inland Revenue and VAT.

INQUEST WORK

Presently instructed in 3 month inquest in respect of a shooting dead of a civilian by the police.

Death in custody cases.

Recommendations

"She goes into battle meticulously prepared and leaves no stone unturned. A silk who commands the attention of the court room and is highly respected by judges and juries."Legal 500 Crime, 2022
"A tough Advocate who can dominate the Court. First choice if you can get her."Legal 500 Crime, 2021
"Tenacious cross-examination, careful witness handling and robust Court room presence, has a reputation as a formidable jury advocate."Legal 500 Crime
"A consummate jury advocate, who is a fighter and a winner."Legal 500 Crime
"A tenacious and enthusiastic advocate who builds a strong rapport with the clients she represents."Legal 500 Crime

Appointments/Memberships

  • Chair of the Criminal Bar Association 2019/2020
  • Co - Chair Bar Council Legal Service Committee 2020 - 2022
  • Bar Council Representative on National S28 committee
  • Recorder of the Crown Court - Class 2 ticket
  • Called to the Northern Irish Bar
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