Caroline Shields

Year of call:



2001 - University of Sydney, Australia, BA (Hons) English

2005 - London Metropolitan University, PGDip Law

2006 - College of Law, Bar Vocational Course


2005 - Clerk at the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal

2007 - Pupil of Nic Lobbenberg QC at Valios & Boardman Chambers, London

2008 - Tenant at Guildford Chambers, Surrey

2009 - Tenant at 39 Park Square, Leeds

2010 - Tenant at No 6, Leeds

2015 - No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers


2014-17 - Secretary of the Yorkshire Family Bar Association

2011–2014 - Secretary of the North Eastern Circuit Family Law Bar Association

2008–2012 - Conducted cases for the Bar Pro Bono Unit


Family Law Bar Association

2008–2013 - Affiliate member of Resolution

North Eastern Circuit


Queen Mother’s Scholar of the Middle Temple, Bar Vocational Course Award

Blackstone’s Entrance Exhibition, Bar Vocational Course Award

Caroline has recently become the Head of the Court of Protection Team, and she is focused on providing quality of representation and training through her individual practice, and the team as a whole.  Individually, she can provide representation at all stages of proceedings in relation to welfare applications to the Court of Protection, assisted by her considerable experience representing local authorities.  Her practice in respect of Deprivation of Liberty (DOL) applications is complemented by her experience of DOLs applications under the inherent jurisdiction within care proceedings.

Paul Foster (Senior Court of Protection Clerk) on 0113 213 5209

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604