Caroline Doran Millett


Employment | Financial Services

About Caroline

Caroline works closely with international and UK based businesses and individuals; this gives her strategic and practical insight in working with our clients to help them achieve their aims globally. An experienced and commercially aware lawyer, she comes recommended by the Legal 500 UK, the clients’ guide to the best UK law firms, and is described as “completely unflappable… and genuinely cares about her clients” (Legal 500 2016), “excellent” (Legal 500 2015) and is a recommended lawyer (Legal 500 2017).

Caroline assists international and USA businesses on inward investment, litigation and dispute resolution in the UK. She has a focus on the USA market. Caroline’s UK and international clients benefit from her legal experience, commercial judgement and global network of trusted professional experts. She is trusted to deliver excellent service and strategic advice to other professionals and clients.

Caroline has numerous legal articles published and has been quoted in The Financial TimesThe TimesThe Guardian and specialist legal journals. She has been a speaker at the International Bar Association (Boston) and other prestigious conferences. The Legal 500 UK praised her as “a calm, clear-headed and careful lawyer who provides considered advice throughout and fully supports and reassures her clients”.

Caroline serves clients around the UK but is also a key member of the Settlement Agreement team in London.

Practice areas

Caroline works with a network of trusted legal and professional advisers in the USA and globally to help our clients achieve their aims. She assists clients with UK legal interests or issues, and advises on all aspects of UK employment law, including:

  • cross border employment disputes
  • whistleblowing investigations
  • contracts and dismissing employees
  • poor performance issues
  • misconduct allegations
  • boardroom and bonus disputes
  • restrictive covenants and team moves
  • disciplinary and regulatory investigations in the UK and USA
  • fraud allegations
  • wrongful and unfair dismissal claims
  • discrimination
  • settlement agreements and exit packages
  • redundancies
  • business restructures
  • equal pay

Caroline’s work highlights include:

  • advising on UK and international regulatory issues including FCA, DOJ and HMRC investigations. She has assisted clients relating to film financing tax fraud allegations and suspected manipulation of the foreign currency markets and insider trading allegations
  • resolving complex boardroom disputes and advising CEOs and board members of FTSE 250 and international companies and subsidiaries
  • conducting and advising on complex whistleblowing investigations for FTSE 100 and high profile entities
  • helping businesses deal with dismissing CEOs and other board members with complex high value remuneration packages
  • advising on under-performing staff, large scale relocations and redundancies
  • training Board members and senior managers on staffing and legal issues
  • advising on complex and high value bonus, profit share or options disputes
  • acting for senior individuals whose reputations and future marketability are highly important. Caroline has helped senior executive directors and employees negotiate seven figure payouts, increasing one person’s redundancy from £70,000 to £500,000
  • advising those working in the City including HSBC, Nomura, Credit Suisse, RBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Rothschilds and numerous financial services companies
  • advising professional partnerships including well-known City and international law firms and accountants

"We have used Caroline on all our legal employment matters since starting our business in 2002. During this time, Caroline has given us excellent and practical advice which has resulted in a good result every time. On a personal note, she is a delight to deal with and manages all matters with absolute integrity and good humour."

RWK Goodman client


  • International Bar Association
  • International Forum of Senior Executives Advisers
  • Society of English and American Lawyers
  • San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Texas
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