Caroline Edwards

Caroline Edwards is Head of Business Relationships at Y Tree.
Caroline read Law at Queens’ College Cambridge and was called the Bar in 1991. She practised as a Barrister specialising in medical negligence and personal injury law until the birth of her second son.
From 2004 to 2023 Caroline sat as Justice of the Peace and from 2017 as a Presiding Justice.
From 2021-23 Caroline was a member of the 100,000 Women Campaign Board of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women which supports female entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries. The Campaign raised £10 million and helped 100,274 women in 90 countries. She is now an Adviser to the Foundation.
In May 2023 Caroline was appointed as Head of Business Relationships for Y TREE, a pure financial advice fintech, where she is working to encourage more women to take the lead in their financial lives and to ensure that everyone has the literacy tools to have an effective seat at the financial table.


What does “paving the way” for future generations mean to you?

“Being called to the Bar was one of the great highlights of my life. I loved my legal career as every day in court brought a new challenge. By supporting the campaign I hope that many more women, from a variety of backgrounds, will join the legal profession and remain in practice. Having the right support at the beginning of your career is vital: I was mentored by Sue Carr, now Lady Chief Justice Dame Sue Carr, and I am forever grateful for her guidance.”