Senior Knowledge Lawyer
Cara Dowling is a senior knowledge lawyer based in the London office. Cara focusses on dispute resolution (international arbitration and litigation).
Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Cara spent nearly ten years working as a dispute resolution lawyer in the London office of a US law firm where she gained significant experience in commercial litigation, international arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes (including mediation and adjudication). During that time, Cara advised on a large number of multi-jurisdictional, high value claims in the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as leading international arbitration institutions.
As a senior knowledge lawyer, Cara provides knowledge and thought leadership support to the EMEA dispute resolution, international arbitration and litigation practice, assists with legal and procedural queries, designs and delivers knowledge projects as well as bespoke legal training for lawyers internally. She also ensures our lawyers are up to date on current legal and practice issues and developments. On the client knowledge side, Cara assists with requests for knowledge support and designs and delivers bespoke client knowledge products and training.
- Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), University of Adelaide, South Australia
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide, South Australia
- Barrister and Solicitor, qualified in Australia 2004
- Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)
- Law Society of England and Wales 2007
Rankings and recognitions
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2015, 2014, 2013
- Cara Dowling is the assistant editor of Norton Rose Fulbright's International arbitration report and editor of Norton Rose Fulbright's International arbitration video series.
- Third-party funding in arbitration – the funders' perspective, International arbitration report
- The third-party funding debate - we look at the risks, International arbitration report
- Financial institutions and international arbitration, Banking and finance disputes review
- English High Court confirms costs of third-party funding of arbitration are recoverable, Corporate and commercial disputes review
- The conversation is changing: international arbitration and the extractive industries, Mining journal
- Enforcing international arbitration awards, Corporate Disputes, Financier Worldwide
- A New Era for High Value, Complex Financial Markets Disputes in the English High Court, Financier Worldwide
- Dealing with International Double Jeopardy, Business Money
- Corporate Crime, Multiple Enforcement Actions and the Rule of International Double Jeopardy, The InHouse Lawyer
- Dilatory tactics and the courts' readiness to safeguard arbitration through cost sanctions , Financier Worldwide
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