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Caroline Doran Millett


T: 020 7842 1495 (DDI)
T: 020 7583 2222

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).

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. I would not hesitate to recommend Caroline.
Royds Withy King client

About Caroline

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 Times, The Times, The 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”.

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.



International Bar Association
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Texas

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

UK is a an attractive marketplace to many overseas businesses, but it takes the right law firm to get you set up. I take pleasure and pride in helping companies navigate the UK legal landscape and make the most of the opportunities of doing business in the UK

Caroline Doran Millett

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Abuse of migrant domestic workers is not race discrimination

29 July 2016

In a case which the Update has followed through its progress up through the courts, Taiwo v Olaigbe and Another is the Supreme Court decision as to whether immigration status is sufficiently associated with nationality to be a protected characteristic. The case concerned the mistreatment of migrant domestic workers on the grounds of their vulnerability due to their precarious immigration status. The Supreme Court held that this did not amount to discrimination on the grounds of nationality.

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Invitation to upcoming seminars on Employee status

20 July 2015

“Helping you understand the legal and tax problems of off-payroll workers” Getting status wrong can have expensive repercussions for your organisation’s finances and staff. An individual’s status as an employee (or not) is something that affects issues such as legal …

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Senior Women in the City: The Impact of Regulatory Reform on the UK Financial Markets – by Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of The Glass Hammer and Caroline Doran

14 October 2011

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