With nominees gathering via video link on April 23 for the second successive year due to ongoing restrictions, the Cambridgeshire Law Society awards recognise and celebrate the hard work and achievements of individuals and teams across the legal community.
Already a top-tier lawyer and Leading Individual in the 2021 UK Legal 500 rankings, Caroline was presented with the most prestigious award of the evening in recognition of almost 40 years’ at the forefront of private client law in the region. Her energy, technical skills and pragmatic approach has helped hundreds of clients in her career, and the qualities she has instilled in the Private Client Team in Cambridge saw them scoop their own award following a remarkable year in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Teamwork and technical knowledge mean these clients have received the answers they need from experts in their field. When they need help, clients can expect practical, reliable and experienced advice, comfortable in the knowledge their lawyers are working towards achieving the solution that is right for them.
Speaking after the award, Caroline said: “It is a great honour to be recognised with this Lifetime Achievement award from the CLS, but seeing the hard work and dedication of my Private Client colleagues paying off with their Team of the Year win is even greater. I know first-hand how tirelessly they work and the trust they have built with our clients. That trust is our greatest asset and the standard on which our reputation is based, so I am delighted to see the team recognised by the wider legal community.”
Jonathan Agar, Chief Executive at Birketts, added: “Caroline is an exceptional lawyer, and this Lifetime Achievement award confirms what Birketts and her clients have known for many years. Her client-focused ethos as leader of Cambridge’s Private Client Team is one our Team Leaders instil in our lawyers across our firm.
The team have delivered an unwavering high-quality service and outstanding client care during one of the most challenging times in a generation. More than legal advice, Birketts’ lawyers have been empathetic and reassuring while families handle Wills, estate and succession planning, trusts and tax planning issues at such a difficult time. The tremendous efforts of Caroline and her team on behold of their clients cannot be overstated; it is a privilege to work alongside such committed colleagues.”