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Caroline Armitage

Consultant Solicitor

Corporate, Banking & Finance; Commercial Law

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.

Uk recommended lawyer 2024

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. Caroline is 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.

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.

Charity and Not-for-Profit Corporate, Banking & Finance Commercial Law


Caroline’s areas of specialism include:


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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