Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown Partner, Head of Client Legal Services


Carolyn is a solicitor who helps companies build value from and solve issues relating to its executives, directors and consultants relationships. This involves both guiding companies effectively through employment rights and planning with them to protect them against employment claims risk.

She helps companies set up employment relationship agreements, primarily at board and senior executive level, where business protection and supplying business value are paramount. She also gives strategic and operational guidance when employee related issues affect key people in clients’ businesses, working with them to secure successful resolutions that achieve clients’ objectives with minimal reputational harm.

Carolyn has over 30 years’ experience as a solicitor in legal private practice across a range of legal service areas and a broad spread of business sectors as well as having set up and run successfully over many years a directories’ ranked legal employment professional services practice group.

Carolyn leads RSM’s client legal services and is responsible for the broader development of RSM Legal’s services offering through RSM UK Legal LLP.

Carolyn’s background is as a specialist employment relationships and disputes solicitor and legal adviser. She has significant experience working with clients in a wide range of sectors, typically concerning issues with a brand reputational or international aspect. Her relevant sector expertise, includes sectors such as energy and natural resources, financial services, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, not for profit, private equity, professional services, real estate and construction, retail and technology media and telecoms as well as family offices and established family companies transitioning to the next stage.

Carolyn’s provides her legal advice based on the perspective she has gained from her period of 10 years running a legal professional services group while serving on a top 100 private practice law firm management board which gave her extensive first-hand experience of the needs and pressures affecting our clients in their businesses.

Carolyn is a regular presenter and writer on developing trends and legal changes in her legal employment specialist area. She is listed as a recommended individual by the Legal 500 2017.