Caroline Cross appointed Assistant Coroner to Southwark and Croydon - Jan 2019
Child Abuse Compensation Law
Caroline specialises in child abuse claims on behalf of claimants against local authorities, schools and individuals. She also appears before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel. In addition, Caroline undertakes personal injury work.
- (2018) High Court settlement thought to be the first for sexual assaults involving primary school pupils.
- Application no. 32666/10 X, Y & Z v the United Kingdom : Instructed in an application to the European Court of Human Rights as junior counsel on behalf of the applicants. It was contended that a local authority had breached the applicants’ rights under Articles 3, 6, 8 and 13 ECHR by failing to re-house a vulnerable couple in spite of a history of abuse and harassment by teenagers. The couple and their family were subsequently imprisoned in their home subjected to very serious assaults and abuse. The case was settled.
Caroline Cross represents the family of in high profile inquest into infant death - Jan 2019
Second donation of royalties to the Bar Pro Bono Unit from the Inquest Book - May 2017
Profits from the sale of the Inquest Book given to the Bar Pro Bono Unit - Nov 2016
Caroline Cross represents claimant in first known settlement for sexual assaults involving primary school pupils approved by the High Court - Nov 2018
Caroline Cross appointed Consultant Editor of Halsbury’s Laws for Coroners and Cremation & Burial - Nov 2018
1COR Public Law Seminar – Life, Liberty & Security - Sep 2017
Caroline Cross represented the family in a recent inquest - Nov 2017
Caroline Cross Represents Family of Nurse in Inquest - Nov 2016
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels – February 2013 - Feb 2013