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Katie Nightingale

Solicitor, Private Client

Katie qualified as a Solicitor in 2016.  Prior to qualification Katie completed her Training Contract at a law firm in Milton Keynes and upon qualification joined a law firm in Northamptonshire. Katie has specialised in private client matters since her Training Contract. In January 2023 Katie was promoted to Head of Private Client Business Development at BTTJ.

She is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  STEP is a specialist qualification for practitioners qualified and experienced in advising on inheritance and succession planning.

Katie is also an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (“SFE”). SFE is a national organisation with over 1600 members across the United Kingdom. SFE is a community of trusted advisers, both professionally highly qualified and regulated, and who also have additional skills to enable them to work with older and vulnerable clients. SFE provides its members with expert training and best practice, promotes their members through their website, runs national and regional events and keeps them up to date with market developments and the latest case law relating to older clients.

Katie enjoys dealing with a range of private client matters to include, preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney, inheritance tax planning and preparation of a range of tailored Wills, to suit the individual’s wishes, ensuring that assets pass to their chosen beneficiaries. Katie also deals with the administration of individuals estates.  She can act on behalf of private executors or on behalf of administrators on intestate estates (when a person dies without having made a Will).

Katie is also trained as a Dementia Friend.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Dementia Friends

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)

Latest blog posts...

Support when someone dies

15th March 2023
News Plus

The death of a loved one is a time of grief and vulnerability.  It can also be a time consuming and emotionally draining process as you may be required to sort out paperwork, apply for a Grant of Probate and then cash in and distribute assets to the relevant beneficiaries.  Dealing with third parties, bureaucracy and red tape is probably the last thing that is wanted. At Brindley...


23rd January 2023
News Plus

Is your Will up to date to reflect your current wishes? SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) are leading the #UpdateYourWillWeek campaign to remind everyone of the importance of ensuring everything is in order for the future. Solicitor Katie Nightingale is an Associate Member of SFE, read more in our previous blog post. Contact our friendly Private Client team for...