Caroline Armitage

Consultant Solicitor

What My Clients Have Said

Her knowledge of owner managed businesses has saved our company time and money. Caroline has a real passion for what she does, and delivers on what she says she will!

Jeremy Hartill, Capitas Finance Ltd

Caroline knows how to get the best out of people; she's a really great motivator. She follows up quickly and highly effectively on opportunities, making the most of the client/PR relationship.

Lizz Clarke, LCM Logical Creative Marketing

We have worked together on a number of M&A transactions over the years in which we have always got the right result for the client. Caroline's ability to negotiate hard on her clients' behalf but get the 'job done' has been a major contributory factor to completing these transactions successfully.

Adrian Alexander, Corporate Finance Partner at Mazars UK

Caroline is a formidable lawyer. Smart, articulate and focussed on getting the job done well.

Paul Hopwood, MD, Paul Hopwood Consulting Ltd

Your service was exceptionally professional at all times and Caroline made the whole process extremely smooth in the limited timescales available.  S Grieve

Thank you so much for your invaluable help in getting us past this hurdle. Your clear and pragmatic advice was well thought through and plainly delivered and made it easy to bring the Trustees into line behind the proposal. Chairman of Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Corporate & Commercial
Corporate & Commercial

Caroline has a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial law as a Solicitor and also as a specialist adviser to charities.  She works as governance specialist and legal adviser to charities, SMEs, OMBs, and entrepreneurs.

With strong Kent connections - she is a past student of Chatham Grammar School for Girls - Caroline went on to study law at Selwyn College, Cambridge. She now has over 30 years’ experience as a Corporate Lawyer and Commercial Solicitor. Caroline was a partner and head of department at previous firms Thomas Eggar, asb law and Burstows. She is also an experienced Chair of not for profit organisations and a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer.

She specialises in helping organisations and business owners achieve their strategic goals through business change, succession planning, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, restructuring and joint venture structuring, including cross border. She has dealt with charity formations, charity schemes of arrangement, mergers, trustee disputes and Charity Commission issues including statutory Inquiries and investigations.

She also advises on succession management and commercial contracts. Specialist sector experience includes charity, manufacturing, information technology including social media, insurance, print, travel and aviation.

'Caroline is a formidable lawyer. Smart, articulate and focussed on getting the job done well.'  Paul Hopwood

Corporate & Commercial

My Specialisms

Caroline’s areas of specialism include:

  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Strategic and succession planning
  • Management buyout and management buy In
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Legal advisory – commercial law
  • Due diligence and commercial contracts
  • Strategic leadership
  • Charity management
  • Change management.

Her reputation as a trusted advisor has led to a number of high profile non-executive roles. She has been a Chair and Trustee of a number of charities, both local and national and has recently stepped down as Chair of Livability, the UK’s leading Christian disability charity. She is currently Chair of Raven Housing Trust which provides social housing in Surrey and Sussex.

Listen to Caroline on the Business Bunker Show discussing the Canterbury Business Awards & West Kent Grow Conference

Commitment Without Compromise