Caroline Wigin has considerable experience in cases where both the care and criminal prosecution system are involved.
She has been junior counsel for the local authority in a 3-month hearing involving complex medical issues where there was also a potential criminal prosecution. Caroline has assisted local authority social workers regarding the disclosure of sensitive matters into criminal proceedings.
Recently she represented children in care whose sibling had died through parental neglect, when it was sought to call them as witnesses in the well-publicised trial of their mother. Caroline made representations in the criminal proceedings and was successful in obtaining judicial approval for the children not being called.
Sexual & physical abuse of children
She has conducted many cases, both for parents and local authorities, where allegations of sexual and physical abuse have been made. Caroline is familiar with complex medical issues, including burns, multiple fractures and poisoning. She has also dealt with cases involving witchcraft, torture and female genital mutilation (FGM).
Re V (children) (adoption proceedings: suitability of long-term fostering)  EWCA Civ 913
“Caroline is particularly concerned about continuity of care for her clients.”