In line with Government guidelines for safe working during the COVID pandemic, access to our office is strictly by a pre-arranged appointment only, and only where absolutely necessary. We are open for business with some staff working in the office and others from home, they can still be contacted in the usual way either by telephone or email.
In respect of your pre-arranged appointment, if you develop symptoms of COVID, or have in the last 14 days come into contact with someone with COVID or symptoms of, we ask that you contact the office by telephone/email to arrange a new appointment or discuss if there is an appropriate alternative to your meeting.
The safety of our staff and clients is of paramount importance to us and so thank you for your continued co-operation during these unprecedented times.
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 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.
Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
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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...