People / Caroline Billings
- Caroline Billings
- Job title:
- Partner; Head of the Private Client Department; Deputy Anti Money Laundering Reporting Officer
- Wills / Tax Planning and Trusts / Probate and Estate Administration / Contested Probate / Lasting Power of Attorney / Court of Protection / Personal Injury Trusts
- 01603 660 811
- 01603 619 473
I qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and joined the Private Client Department at Hatch Brenner in 2009. I was appointed to the Partnership in April 2017, and am the Head of the Private Client Department.
I advise clients in relation to wills, probate, administration of estates and intestacy, powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications, trust issues including setting up and administration and disputed wills. I particularly like working with older clients and assisting clients with inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning.
I am a friendly and approachable solicitor who will deal with your legal issues using straightforward explanation and tailoring solutions depending on your circumstances as I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach. Finding a course of action that is right for you as an individual is my goal.
I studied at Hull University and completed my LPC at the College of Law, York. I have been a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since 2007, and am a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly group.
‘After discussing my requirements for my will with Caroline on the phone, everything was already completed when I had my appointment with her. All I had to do was sign the document. Very efficient.’
‘Caroline suggested considering alternative solutions which were appropriate and useful. Her help much appreciated.’
‘Having used Hatch Brenner before, I found the staff friendly and helpful. Caroline, as on my previous visit, was excellent.’
‘Caroline has always provided a consistently first class service and I would never hesitate to recommend her to family or friends.’
‘Very pleased, quick and effective service.’
‘Caroline had a warm and caring nature and was easy to talk to. She explained everything clearly and made every effort to move the process forward.’