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Caroline is a highly experienced private client lawyer, extremely well known in the region and well respected in professional circles. She specialises in providing long term advice to families and their trusts on wealth devolution and capital tax mitigation, often acting as executor/trustee to provide an objective view.
Caroline is particularly noted for balancing strong technical expertise with the softer skills necessary to deal with the sensitive situations which can arise within extended wealthy families.
Caroline has strong Yorkshire roots and well-established relationships with professional contacts, often working alongside them to provide a “family office” service to the region’s wealthy families.
Caroline was one of the earliest STEP members in Yorkshire and has served on the Yorkshire STEP committee.
Professional Memberships and Associations
Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Ranked by Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020 for Private Wealth Law
Committee member of Leeds Festival Chorus
Joined Raworths: 2019
Education: Leeds University (LLB Hons) and College of Law, Chester
Previous roles: Womble Bond Dickinson (where she had led their Yorkshire Private Client team for 10 years), Addleshaw Booth, Rollits, Pinsents
Born: Leamington Spa
Solicitor: qualified in 1984
“Excellent team with a very collegiate attitude and approach. Consistent advice with staff working at appropriate levels. Very loyal to clients with first rate advice coupled with a practical approach. Dedicated and able to work to deadlines as necessary.”
Legal 500 UK 2021 (Personal Tax, Trust and Probate – Yorkshire)
“The level of personal service is exceptional, and understanding of the clients and their requirements is top-notch. She can handle sensitive issues extremely well while also not shying away from dealing with matters that can be rather tricky. Her organisational skills are also excellent, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any of my clients.”
Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020 (Private Wealth Law – York, Hull and surrounds)
” Caroline Hedges advises wealthy families and individuals on the full range of private client matters, including wealth and tax planning. “She is extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful – a delight,” says an interviewee. ”
Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019 (Private Wealth Law – York, Hull and surrounds)