Caroline Miller


Private Client

T: +44 (0)20 7674 0535

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Caroline deals with both contentious and non-contentious private client work to include will drafting, trust administration, estate planning, preparation and advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney.

The contentious work encompasses dealing with disputes arising from either a Will or Trust to include claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“1975 Act claims”), Variation of Trust Applications (“VTAs”), and removal of personal representative applications.

Recent Experience

  • An application for removal of an executor, this matter was resolved through mediation.
  • Advice to a spouse in respect of a 1975 Act claim.
  • Variation of Trust application on a £500m trust to include application for anonymity.
  • Advising a couple on estate planning in respect of a £30m estate to include liaising with their accountant over creation of a family investment company and involving our corporate team over preparation of the articles for the same.
  • Advising trustees of a large family trust worth over £68m.
  • Advising a charitable trust on its ongoing administration to include hosting biannual trustees meetings.
  • Acted in the reported case of PQ and another v RS and others [2019] EWHC 1643 (Ch)

Career History

After graduating from Durham University with a degree in Theology, Caroline has been at Wedlake Bell since the merger with Cumberland Ellis in April 2012. She trained at Penningtons, qualifying in 2006, moving to Finers Stephens Innocent in 2007, before joining Cumberland Ellis in 2010.

She is a member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Caroline writes articles for Spears, eprivate client, InTrust (Private Client department magazine).

"Caroline Miller is steadily building a reputation as a significant player in this field"

— Legal 500 UK, 2020

"Top 35 under 35 by Private Client Practitioner in 2012, 2013, 2014"

""outstanding, and continually keeps the client updated,""

— Legal 500, 2014

"“an excellent communicator""

— Legal 500, 2016

"Named in the 2014 Spears Guide to the Top High Net Worth Private Client Advisors;"

"Shortlisted by Spears for Young Turk Tax and Trust Lawyer 2014"

"Caroline Miller is ‘very knowledgeable’ ."

— Legal 500, 2017


Estate Planning for the Complex Client seminar on 14 May 2019


Profile – Caroline Miller


Caroline Miller and Clare Armitage: Advising complex clients – Professional Adviser 29/04/2019


“I am unhappy with the personal representatives administering an estate. What can I do?” – Caroline Miller writes for Advising Families


“Could my will be challenged by friends or relatives after my death?” – Caroline Miller explores for Advising Families




“Can you alter a joint Will?” – Caroline Miller and Andrew McIntyre respond for Choice Magazine


The importance of a current Will