Ms Caroline Roche > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Harrow, England > Lawyer Profile

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Suite 3d
79 College Road
Harrow
HA1 1BD
England

Work Department

Wills, Probate and Tax

Position

Director Caroline deals with all aspects of wills and probate including; drafting wills to include a wide range of complicated situations; advising in relation to any inheritance tax which may be due from the estate; dealing with the tax situation in both taxable and non-taxable estates; and handling the affairs of a loved one who has died without making a will.

She also specialises in handling Powers of Attorney matters relating to both health and welfare and finance and property. She has a proven track record in successfully dealing with a variety of contentious probate claims; this includes claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, claims for equitable relief under proprietary estoppel, constructive trusts, and resulting trusts, and TOLATA claims.

In addition, Caroline also has extensive experience in dealing with both non-litigated and litigated Clinical Negligence claims as well as considerable experience in representing clients who have been accused of committing motoring offences.

Caroline carries out work for the employment department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors with a particular focus on settlement (compromise) agreements.

Career

Caroline was admitted as a Solicitor in 2012 and worked at a firm for five years before joining Duncan Lewis Solicitors as a partner-level director in 2017.

Languages

Caroline is fluent in French, Spanish, and Italian.

Memberships

Caroline is a member of the Society of Trusts and Equity Practitioners and is currently working towards her full qualification. She is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Education

Caroline has a BA (Hons) degree in French and Spanish from Birkbeck University of London and LLB Honours from Middlesex University.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Duncan Lewis Solicitors advises on the full range of contentious trust and probate matters, including probate disputes, claims concerning the transfer of property, proprietary estoppel, and estate distribution. The team speaks a combined a total of seven languages and if, required, can draw on talent from its network of office across the UK to provide additional geographic coverage. Director of the department Caroline Roche leads on contentious probate matters and specialises in handling Powers of Attorney and proprietary estoppel claims. Associate solicitor Samantha Fennah joined the team in September 2020 from Taylor Rose MW.