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Caroline Watson Principal Lawyer, Family Law

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Caroline is a Senior Family Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Milton Keynes.

Caroline heads up a team of four dedicated family lawyers in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area.

She advises on all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, civil partnerships, pre and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation and matters relating to children. Her cases often involve international issues and she frequently acts for clients with complex financial arrangements, including businesses, trusts, third party interests and foreign property.

Caroline is also experienced in acting for clients with limited or no mental capacity.

On top of this, she boasts a wealth of experience advising on pensions and has gained a strong reputation for advising on police and military pensions.

She recognises that clients need her legal expertise but also require emotional support during a relationship breakdown.

Caroline has therefore built up a trusted third party team to offer additional support to her clients, including financial advisors, counsellors, consultants and life coaches.

Caroline also wrote A Practical Guide to Relationship Breakdown to help individuals navigate through the legal and practical steps of the process.


Career history

  • Since 2007 Slater and Gordon

Legal commendations

  • Chambers and Partners 2017: "She has meticulous case preparation, and gives realistic and robust advice to clients at appropriate times."

Professional qualifications

  • Member of Resolution, an organisation promoting a conciliatory and non-confrontational approach to family law
  • Founding member of the Milton Keynes Resolution Group

Recent Testimonials for Caroline Watson

“I will always be happy to recommend you and Slater Gordon, I can't tell you how reassuring you have been for me over the years and can't thank you enough for the feeling of security it gives me to know you're there if I need advice again.”

Divorce Client, Milton Keynes

“Sincerest thanks to you and your team for your guidance, advice and support during the last 10 months or so with this case.  I’m truly grateful and we’ve got the result I myself couldn’t be happier with.”

Cohabitation Dispute Claim, Milton Keynes

“I guess very few people are thrilled & ecstatic at this time, but I thank you for your advice, courtesy & professionalism throughout, as well as at times taking liberties with 'normal office hours'. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone in the unfortunate circumstances of needing them.”

Business Manager, September 2014

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