Caroline Bourn

Caroline Bourn


Direct Dial: 01825 746021


Caroline is a specialist family solicitor covering all aspects of family law. She is regularly instructed in complex financial cases and high conflict child disputes for both married and cohabiting couples. She has an excellent reputation in this field and is committed to giving clients the advice and support they need to get through the difficult times they are facing.

Caroline is a trained collaborative lawyer and specialises in helping clients resolve the issues that arise when a relationship has broken down, using round table meetings. This process can help avoid the conflict of the traditional adversarial approach that might further damage the parties’ relationship, which is particularly important where children are involved.

Caroline has been recognised for her family work in both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in 2019:

  • Caroline is praised by sources for her "calm, clear and efficient" approach to family and matrimonial matters.
  • Caroline’s collaborative law practice is highlighted together with her ‘grasp of details combined with a very approachable manner’.

Caroline regularly appears on Uckfield FM and has appeared on Radio Kent as their family law expert. She has written and been quoted in articles for the BBC News, the Independent and the Express newspapers.

Caroline has two children and enjoys going on long walks with her family and dog. She loves reading and travelling.


  • Admitted as a Solicitor in 2004
  • Covers all aspects of family law and, in particular, complex financial cases and high conflict child disputes.
  • Collaborative lawyer

Memberships and Appointments

  • Vice Chair of East Sussex Resolution Board.
  • Ranked in Legal 500 in 2019
  • Ranked in Chambers & Partners UK in 2019

What Caroline's clients say:

  • “Everyone I have come into contact with at Dawson Hart have been patient and efficient. Caroline has acted in the most of professional manners, whilst being kind to the situation and heightened emotions that have surrounded my case. All aspects were dealt with efficiently and with great confidence, I have never faltered in trusting Caroline's guidance 100% of the time. I would absolutely recommend Dawson Hart.”
  • “I was pleased to have Caroline’s skills working on my behalf. I have huge respect for her professionalism and skills.”
  • “Caroline and the staff at Dawson Hart made a stressful process much easier to journey through.”