Katie Nightingale

Solicitor, Private Client

**Katie is currently on Maternity leave, which commenced in February 2024.**

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...

BTTJ welcomes probate inquiry amidst ever-increasing delays

9th January 2024
News Plus

Amid an ever-growing wait time for the processing of probate applications, the House of Commons Justice Committee has recently launched a probate inquiry after concerns that delays are spiralling out of control. Probate involves the identification of all of a deceased persons assets and liabilities the and sharing out the remaining estate according to the Will. Properties cannot be sold, nor...

New Years Resolution for 2024 to be more organised?…. Consider making your Will

2nd January 2024
News Plus

Is making a Will on your list of new year’s resolutions, if it is not then it is something you should consider, a new year is a great excuse for getting your affairs in order, and it’s simpler than you might think…….. Katie Nightingale, Private Client Solicitor says “Quite often after I have completed a Will for a client, they comment that it was a much easier process than...