Caroline Stone

Caroline Stone

Call 2005


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Caroline Stone’s practice focuses on public, regulatory and employment law. Cases of note include acting as junior counsel in a 6-week ‘fitness to practise’ hearing before the General Medical Council, advising as to the legality of a European Arrest Warrant and litigation involving a national security dimension, including immigration matters.

Caroline has experience of advocacy in the High Court, County Courts and various specialist Tribunals such as the Employment Tribunal. She also has a busy advisory practice. Please see her specialist profiles for further information.   

Complementing her domestic practice in public law and human rights, Caroline also has extensive experience of international law and foreign jurisdictions. Having worked at the War Crimes Chamber of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) prior to joining 3PB, in 2012, Caroline was a Judicial Assistant to the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (based in The Hague), dealing with appeals arising from the conviction of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.

In late 2011, as a Pegasus Scholar, Caroline undertook a 2-month secondment at the Legal Resources Centre, Cape Town, one of South Africa’s pre-eminent public-interest law clinics. Her work ranged from conducting asylum seeker and refugee appeals to advising on the constitutionality of proposed legislation which purported to restrict access to sensitive state information and criminalise ‘whistle-blowing’ in the security sector.

Caroline’s meticulous attention to detail, pragmatic advice, personable approach and keen instinct for legal argument are among her key strengths. These skills are of particular value in the protracted, multi-party (Claimant and/or Defendant) cases in which she is often instructed, especially those involving substantial documentation.

In 2009, Caroline was nominated for a Bar Pro Bono Award for her involvement in R (Compton) v Wiltshire PCT, for which she and her co-counsel received a special commendation from the judging panel.

Published Articles

  • "The South African 'Secrecy Bill': taking stock", Constitutionally Speaking, 8 June 2012 and UK Human Rights Blog (abridged version), 24 June 2012
  • “Corner House Revisited: The Law Governing Protective Costs Orders”, [2009] JR 43
  • “Whose car is it anyway?”, New Law Journal, 159 NLJ 595
  • “R v Morgan; R v Bygrave – A Case Commentary”, Proceeds of Crime Review: The Journal of Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering, 2008 Vol. 2, 55-57

Personal

Caroline has a passion for singing and photography.

News

July 13 2015:

Chambers is pleased to announce that Richard Wheeler has been appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel of Junior Counsel ...read more


March 5 2014:

Mathew Gullick and Caroline Stone in Court of Appeal Points-Based System qualifications appeals ...read more


June 25 2012:

"The 'Secrecy Bill': taking stock" - Caroline Stone writes ...read more


... more news

Academic Qualifications

MA (Hons), Downing College, Cambridge

Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School (9th in year of 300)

Scholarships

Pegasus Scholarship (South Africa, 2011)

Chrystal Macmillan Prize (Middle Temple) in recognition of BVC results (2005)

Queen Mother's Scholar (Major BVC Scholarship, Middle Temple) (2004)

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Attorney-General's Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel)

Professional Bodies

  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers' Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association