Team Member

Caroline French

Office: Bewdley

Education / Professional accreditations / Memberships:

LLB (Hons)

CQS accredited/Supervisor

Admitted to Roll (1987)

Profile:

Caroline qualified in 1987 and joined Wright Solicitors in 1989, becoming a partner in 1991. Caroline retired as a Director but is currently undertaking Consultancy at our Bewdley office.

Caroline undertakes supervision under the CQS accreditation.

Caroline’s experience is in helping people to move house. As well as buying and selling houses, she helps her clients with declarations of trust, transfers of equity and re-mortgages as well as lease extensions and acquiring the freehold interest in a leasehold property.

Another one of her main areas of experience is Will drafting and Lifetime Tax Planning. She regularly identifies potential issues with Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax to mitigate inheritance tax on death. She has considerable experience in acting for and advising elderly clients in issues such as planning of long term care.

Caroline advises on the administration of estates where there is a will and a Grant of Probate is needed, and where there is not a will and the administrators need to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration. There can also be opportunities for tax planning after death and she often advises beneficiaries of estates in respect of the most tax efficient way to distribute assets using a Deed of Variation.

She has substantial experience of trust administration to include: maintaining regular trust accounts and dealing with the tax issues associated with trust work.

Other areas of her work include drafting Powers of Attorney, both general power and lasting, and Court of Protection matters.

Accreditations

Accredited Children

Accreditation

Wright Solicitors is a trading name of Wright Solicitors Limited, Reg Office: Lutley House, 13 St James's Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JF

Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No. 636723, Company No. 08065590