Carla Rawlinson

Year of call:



LLB, University of Birmingham

LLM, University of Birmingham (specialising in Human Rights and Family Law)

BVC, College of Law

Recipient of a Bursary from The Kalisher Trust


2010 - Pupil at KBW Chambers

2011 - Tenant at KBW Chambers

2014 - 2018 - Programme Leader at BPP Law School, teaching on the Bar Professional Training Course


2016 - Accredited International Mediation Advocate, ADR Group

2015 - Accredited Mediator, ADR Group

2014 - Accredited Advocacy Trainer certified by the Advocacy Training Council


Member of Middle Temple

Family Law Bar Association

North Eastern Circuit

Bar Standards Board Professional Ethics Assessor

Carla Rawlinson is currently on sabbatical and not accepting instructions

Family Law

Carla Rawlinson specialises in all aspects of Family Law. Carla is a persuasive advocate who always seeks to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.  She shows real compassion, handling cases with sensitivity and skill. When in court, she uses her previous experience in Crime to execute compelling cross-examinations and to advance cogent arguments.

Private Law Proceedings

Carla has considerable experience of complex family conflicts within residence and contact cases, including specific-issue orders, domestic abuse cases and applications to remove children from the jurisdiction. Carla has a real understanding of the pressures involved for clients going through proceedings of this nature and is extremely sensitive.

Public Law Proceedings

Carla receives instructions in Care Proceedings relating to sexual abuse allegations, parents with mental health problems, removal disputes and has represented parents affiliated with radical groups. She is experienced and skilled at dealing with vulnerable clients with mental health issues and learning disabilities.

Carla has experience in advising West Yorkshire Police in relation to disclosure from Family Proceedings.


Carla has extensive experience lecturing to Bar students and presenting training sessions to solicitors.  She lectures on a wide variety of topics relating to family law. She is an Advocacy Council Accredited Advocacy Trainer and an Accredited Mediator.  If there is a particular area in which she can assist, her clerks will be happy to arrange a lecture or training session.

Contact Carla’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212