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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.

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...

Lasting Powers of Attorney – What are they and can you still make them during the current lockdown?

15th May 2020
News Plus

Helen Strong, Head of our Private Client team and a Solicitor with over 23 years in the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and estate planning explains further. People often fail to realise that if they are too poorly and have lost the capacity to make decisions about both their finances and their health and care treatment, their close family, partner and or spouse cannot automatically...

Intestacy Rules are changing. What will happen to your assets if you die without leaving a will?

5th February 2020
News Plus

Did you know that if you die without leaving a Will your spouse may not be entitled to all of your estate?  This is a common misconception in the world of private client law. If you die without leaving a Will, special rules apply on how and who benefits from your assets, these rules are called the Intestacy Rules and these rules are changing. If you die without a Will and leave both...