Caroline is a partner in the Private Client team and specialises in resolving trust and succession disputes both onshore and offshore. She advises on all manner of contentious issues relating to the formation and administration of trusts, contested probate, professional negligence in respect of tax and trust planning and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. She also has significant experience advising trustees and beneficiaries in relation to complex trust applications involving variations, agreed compromises or blessings of the exercise of trustee powers. Recent cases have included proceedings in England, The Bahamas, Bermuda, BVI, France and Jersey.
Caroline’s expertise also includes advising trustees and beneficiaries on issues of trust law arising in the context of divorce proceedings and proceedings in the Court of Protection in relation to the appointment of a deputy, applications for a statutory will or codicil and Deprivation of Liberty matters.
Caroline is described as "superb" (Legal 500 2021), "utterly on top of everything" (Legal 500 2021) and as having "natural good judgement, is incredibly diligent and never misses anything" (Legal 500 2020).
|Since 2021||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2020 - 2021||Senior Counsel, Taylor Wessing|
|2015 - 202||Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2010 - 2015||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2008 - 2010||Trainee, Taylor Wessing|
|2010||Admitted to the Bar, England and Wales|
|2007||Legal Practice Course, College of Law London|
|2006||Graduate Diploma, College of Law, London|
|2002||BA, Spanish and History of Art, University College London|
|The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, STEP, ConTra
Contentious Trust Associates network, London
Association of Contentious Trusts and Estates, ACTAPS