Whilst one Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 ('1975 Act') case has dominated the headlines (Ilott v The Blue Cross  UKSC 17) there…Read More
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Caroline Miller is 'an excellent communicator.
Legal 500, 2016
Caroline Miller is ‘outstanding, and continually keeps the client updated'.
Legal 500, 2014
Caroline’s practice covers a broad range of Private Client work including estate planning, inheritance tax planning and a growing contentious trust and probate practice. She advises on the creation of Wills including drafting Wills for complex family situations, estate administration and post death tax planning. Caroline deals with the creation and administration of Trusts including Charity formation and administration. Caroline also provides advice on matters relating to the elderly including preparation and advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney.
- Acting in a dispute relating to the estate of Lucian Freud (Executors of Lucian Freud v Paul McAdam Freud  EWHC 2577 (ch).
- Advising on Inheritance (Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims and Will disputes.
- Administration of charitable and non-charitable trusts including holding trustee meetings, advising trustees about the exercise of their trustees powers, preparing trustees resolutions and managing distributions
Caroline qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and joined Wedlake Bell LLP from Cumberland Ellis when the firms merged in April 2012.
She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is on the STEP Contentious Trusts & Estates Special Interest Committee. She is an Associate Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) a
Caroline has been named as one of the country's Top 35 under 35 in 2012, 2013, 2014 by Private Client Practitioner and was shortlisted for Spears Young Turk Tax and Trust lawyer 2014. She was also listed in The Spear's 500 Guide (2014), a guide to the top high net worth private client advisors.
Caroline has a monthly column in Private Client Advisor magazine and has written articles for Solicitors Journal and she regularly contributes to the Private Client departments newsletter In Trust.
Articles & Comment
28 Apr, 2017 | Caroline Miller
04 Oct, 2016 | Caroline Miller
You don't need to just 'let it be', the 1975 Act is there to protect against victims of vindictive spouses or parents, write Caroline Cook and Katie Turney.Read More
30 Aug, 2016 | Jenny Cutts
The government’s proposed changes to probate fees would be a bitter pill for many HNWs to swallow, say Jenny Cutts and Caroline Cook in Spear's Magazine.Read More
31 Mar, 2016 | Jenny Cutts
On 18 February 2016 the government announced proposals to dramatically increase the costs of applying for a grant of probate. Currently, the maximum fee payable…Read More
01 Dec, 2015 | Caroline Miller
Caroline Cook, a senior associate in the Private Client team at Wedlake Bell, discusses how cohabiting couples are not always entitled to the same tax breaks and…Read More