Having studied economics at Warwick University, Carina is regularly instructed in complex, multi-handed cases involving commercial and business crime. Most recently, she was part of a team advising the Government of Barbados in relation to an investigation into alleged corruption affecting various departments, associated with the former Government. Prior to her arrival in Cayman, Carina was also retained on an ongoing basis by a firm to assist their corporate client, a large multinational, currently the subject of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office. She assisted in the Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings following Britain's largest mortgage fraud.
Carina also defends clients in a broad variety of criminal offences including murder, serious violence, sexual offences, drugs and dishonesty. She has a busy practice in the Grand Court and also represents clients in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).
Carina has extensive experience within the criminal justice system. She was employed at several reputable criminal defence firms and practised as a barrister in the UK. Notably, she has appeared as a led junior in a number of murder trials at the Old Bailey and has advised on numerous cases involving fraud, bribery and corruption.
In 2012, she spent four months working on the United Nations prosecution of the former political leaders of the Khmer Rouge for genocide and crimes against humanity.