Caroline Penfold

family solicitor
Partner, Head of Family

85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7227 7448
Email: caroline.penfold@rlb-law.com

Caroline is a Partner and Head of Family Law. Caroline advises on all aspects of private family law including divorce, complex financial and property cases often involving substantial assets and an international element, disputes over children including residence, contact and removal from jurisdiction, emergency injunction and enforcement proceedings.

‘Caroline Penfold is an extremely experienced solicitor who is handling complex cases.’ Legal 500 2020

Caroline Penfold is ‘completely on top of the detail of the case.’ Legal 500 2019

RadcliffesLeBrasseur is ‘an extremely polished central London firm dealing with high net worth clients’. Caroline Penfold is ‘highly efficient and can defuse potentially highly confrontational situations.’ Legal 500 2017

RadcliffesLeBrasseur is ‘an all-round excellent private client firm, and for family law matters it cannot be praised enough’. The practice is led by the ‘really efficient’ Caroline Penfold, who is ‘highly thought of by senior counsel and the judiciary, and is excellent with clients.’ Legal 500 2016

RadcliffesLeBrasseur has a ‘small but experienced family team’ that acts for a wide range of clients. Caroline Penfold is ‘level-headed’. Legal 500 2015

Areas of Expertise

Caroline is highly skilled and experienced in advising her clients on divorce, matrimonial finance, pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, civil partnerships, children matters, including residence and contact, domestic violence and emergency relief and enforcement of orders and agreements.

Experience

Notable cases:

  • Re. H (A Child) [2002] EWCA Civ 2005
    (Children – condition attached to Contact Order)
  • A v B [2005] EWHC 314 (Fam)
    (Separation Agreement)
  • Tracey v Tracey [2007] 1FLR196 (Court of Appeal)
  • Overruling [2006] 1FLR903
    (Lump sum payment of school fees)
  • Q v Q and ORS [2008] EWHC 1874 (Fam)
    (Dispute over ownership of property)
  • D v D [2015] EWHC 1393 (Fam)
    (Successfully defending non-disclosure allegations brought by wife)
  • WMvHM (2017) EWFC 25
    (Linear approach to historic valuation of a high value manufacturing business, special contribution, sharing principle and pre-marital property issues)

Membership

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