Caroline Carretta | Solicitors in Dorchester

Caroline Carretta

Partner/Head of Commercial Law

Partner/Head of Commercial Law

Caroline is a Partner and Head of Commercial Law based in our Dorchester office. Having previously worked in the corporate finance team of a large City of London firm, Caroline specialises in company and commercial law including the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, equity investment (including EIS and SEIS investment) and other forms of corporate finance, shareholders agreements and business succession planning, financing issues, share option and other employee incentive schemes, management buy-outs (and buy-ins), joint ventures, agency and distribution agreements, franchising arrangements, employment law, intellectual property and commercial contracts of all kinds.

As well as companies, Caroline advises partnerships and LLPs, and has advised many business on the transition from one type of business vehicle to another

Caroline also provides start-up advice to new business ventures and is keen to stress the importance of getting to know her business clients, their needs and the market in which they operate.

In the education sector, Caroline has advised a number of schools on their conversion to academy status (see ‘Academy Conversions’) and has gained extensive experience and expertise in helping schools to convert to Academy status quickly and efficiently.

“Given the speed of change in the commercial world I think it’s vital to fully understand the needs of my clients.  Changes within a business can affect, for example, the personal financial and tax positions of the business owner.  That’s why, getting to know my clients is not just a nice thing to do; for the good of their future and the future of their business, it’s a necessity!”   Caroline Carretta


Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Law Society of England and Wales



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Humphries Kirk Solicitors in Dorset, Somerset, Dorchester Office


  • 40 High West Street
  • Dorchester
  • DT1 1UR

Opening hours:
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Car parking at the rear of the office. Entrance off Albert Road.

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