Caroline Hedges has joined the private client team of Raworths as partner.
Hedges joins the firm from Womble Bond Dickinson, where she led the private client team in Yorkshire for 10 years.
An experienced private client lawyer, Hedges is well known in the region. She is recognised for her strong technical expertise and intuitive manner, which has enabled her to build and retain a strong client base.
Her areas of specialism include 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. Hedges was one of the earliest STEP members in Yorkshire.
Rachel Tunnicliffe, head of the trusts, wills and estates unit at Raworths, said: “Caroline will be a huge asset to our department and will greatly complement the skills of the existing team. Her reputation in the area is tremendous and she is hugely respected for her knowledge and expertise in private client work. I’m delighted to welcome her on board.”
The appointment of Hedges comes 18 months after Peter Greswold joined Raworths as partner. Their combined expertise, along with that of partner David Garfitt and Tunnicliffe, makes the trusts, wills and estates team one of the largest in Yorkshire.