Caroline Barker


Caroline Barker

Director Solicitor

Caroline qualified as a solicitor in 2005 into the healthcare team of a large City law firm and spent four years there before joining Ridouts in July 2009 and being appointed Director in 2010. She provides regulatory and compliance advice to providers of health and social care.

Caroline has extensive experience of drafting responses to both CQC and Ofsted inspection reports with many successes in securing changes to reports. She has experience of challenging regulator enforcement action and the appeal process against regulator proposals and decisions, from the representation stage through to appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal.

Caroline advises providers who face Serious Case Review proceedings and Safeguarding Adult Reviews following a death and/or serious neglect of a child or adult in their care. 

Caroline provides advice and legal opinions on the acquisition and divestment of health and social care businesses including care homes, children’s homes and residential special schools.

Outside work Caroline enjoys going to the theatre, taking part in dance classes and making the most of what London has to offer.