Russell Cooke Putney London 2

About Caroline

Our home is something so personal to us all and when something threatens it, or our sense of safety within it, it is natural to react on an emotional level. It is important to be able to provide clear, impartial advice to clients so that they can make decisions on the facts, and not just their emotions.

Caroline has experience in a range of housing and property matters, including possession, injunction and disrepair claims. She has also issued claims on behalf of clients for breaches of the Equality Act, including racial and disability discrimination. She is also advising and representing some of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Caroline has a special interest in homelessness law, particularly homeless appeals in the county court. 

Caroline qualified in 2011 and joined Russell-Cooke in 2016. She was promoted to senior associate in 2020.

Caroline Brosnan is a conscientious, reliable, and trustworthy lawyer of integrity. She has been nothing but supportive and reassuring; she patiently explained everything in a way that was simple yet thorough and made sure I felt protected and safe throughout the process.
The Legal 500 (2024)


  • Wandsworth v NJ case no: B5/2012/3414: acting for the homeless applicant who had fled serious domestic violence in another part of the UK and moved into a women's refuge in London. The Court of Appeal upheld the county court decision that the local authority had erred by not issuing a further ‘minded to find’ decision to allow the applicant an opportunity to respond to their findings in relation to the risk of harm she faced in London.

Caroline Brosnan is a very experienced social housing lawyer.
Chambers UK (2024)


  • Executive member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association since 2014

  • Chair of the HLPA meetings committee

  • Member of the Property Litigation Association

Caroline Brosnan helped me to make sense of everything going on and to take the best steps forward.
Chambers UK (2023)

Awards and accreditations