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Caroline Shea KC

Called 1994Silk 2016

Caroline Shea KC
"Caroline is clever and tenacious. She is an excellent advocate."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2023
'A real tour de force and ubiquitous in agricultural matters; Caroline is indefatigable, unflappable and a consummate performer in court. She somehow manages to be as tough as nails in the courtroom, while being a delight to work with on the client-side, a rare breed'.Legal 500 2023
‘Caroline is a technically brilliant property silk. She is quick to turn work around and when you work with her it feels like an extremely collaborative team effort. ’Legal 500 2023
Caroline Shea QC frequently handles commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, many of which are complex in nature. She also has a great deal of expertise in the appellate courts. Her clients range from private individuals and family trusts to large corporates. Strengths: "She is an excellent all-round property specialist. She's quick to get to the heart of the matter and a very passionate advocate for her clients." "She is a top-flight advocate who is well known and respected."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2022 (Real Estate Litigation)
Caroline Shea QC handles residential, commercial and agricultural property law and is widely praised for her rural credentials. She regularly acts in cases concerning agricultural succession, notices to quit and rights of way over private land. Her clients include private individuals, family trusts and agribusinesses. Strengths: "She gets deeply involved in every case." "Caroline is charming and affable on the outside with a granite core within."Chambers UK Guide 2022 (Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
"Pragmatic is the word that immediately comes to mind with Caroline. She is challenging to the whole team to deliver the best outcome for clients. She will not rest until she has every detail mastered. She is an excellent advocate and outstanding in terms of her ability to advise clients on complex issues but also in explaining the commercial realities and risks they face. Absolutely a team player with whom it is always a pleasure to work."Legal 500 2022
"Excellent commercial nous - Caroline gives decisive advice and does not sit on the fence. She is able to instill confidence in clients very quickly."Legal 500 2022
Caroline Shea QC is a "very punchy advocate" who regularly represents individuals, family trusts and large businesses in complicated real estate disputes. Who’s Who Legal UK Bar Report 2022
Frequently handles commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, many of which are complex in nature. She also has a great deal of expertise in the appellate courts. Her clients range from private individuals and family trusts to large corporates. Strengths: "Extremely proactive and user-friendly approach. Very popular with clients." "Very good on her feet." "Gives sound advice in a pragmatic fashion."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)
Handles residential, commercial and agricultural property law and is widely praised for her rural credentials. She regularly acts in cases concerning agricultural succession, notices to quit and rights of way over private land. Her clients include private individuals, family trusts and agribusinesses. Strengths: "She is a very good advocate and one of the best cross-examiners I've seen." "She knows agricultural law from top to bottom." "She really tells it how she sees it - she doesn't sit on the fence and she comes up with technically excellent and commercially astute points."Chambers and Partners Guide 2021 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Definitely one of the brightest barristers out there."Legal 500 2021
"Caroline finds the angles and strategies in a case that other counsel miss. She doesn't get lost in the detail, her thoroughness focuses the detail to the clients' advantage. She has excellent rapport with clients who feel comfortable and confident in discussing the case fully with her. She is a forceful and effective advocate. The complete barrister!"Legal 500 2021 (Agriculture)
Frequently handles commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, many of which are complex in nature. She also has a great deal of expertise in the appellate courts. Her clients range from private individuals and family trusts to large corporates. Strengths: "Very bright and commercial with a real depth of knowledge on agricultural matters." "An excellent all-round counsel who is passionate to get the best results for her clients." "She has an excellent ability to pick out key issues and huge commitment to the cause." Recent work: Appeared in the Court of Appeal in Moore v Moore, a case regarding the satisfaction of the equity in proprietary estoppel cases following the High Court's decision that a son had an equity over his father's entire interest in a farm co-owned with the son.Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Able to absorb large amounts of information and give salient and pertinent advice."Legal 500 2020
A "fabulous" real estate silk who is considered an expert in cases involving forfeiture, restrictive covenants and development agreements. Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2019 Guide
"Handles commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, many of which are complex in nature. She also has a great deal of expertise in the appellate courts. Her clients range from private individuals and family trusts to large corporates. Strengths: 'Very clever, forthright and commercial.' 'She is extremely client-focused and will always make the time to deal with urgent matters.' 'Excellent in her written work and flawless in court.' Recent work: Represented the claimant in a claim for damages under the indemnity for the reduced price achieved on the sale of an estate following an alleged leak from the defendant's oil pipe under the estate shortly before the sale." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Handles residential, commercial and agricultural property law and is widely praised for her rural credentials. She regularly acts in cases concerning agricultural succession, notices to quit and rights of way over private land. Her clients include private individuals, family trusts and agribusinesses. Strengths: 'Very approachable, very friendly, and very good at relating directly with the client. She is able to pull out key points and home in on the specific problems in a case.' Recent work: Acted in a family farming partnership dispute which involved issues of proprietary estoppel." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Decisive, technically impressive and pugnacious in the courtroom."Legal 500 2018 (Property Litigation)