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...

Rise in number of young people seeking to manage affairs of older relatives

29th August 2023
News Plus

Our Private Client team are seeing an increase in the number of younger people applying for Deputyship Orders to oversee the interests of a loved one who has lost the capacity to manage their own affairs. People who leave formalising important documents called Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), concerning their health and finances and then lose capacity through unforeseen events such as heart...

Court trial over Aretha Franklin’s two wills highlights importance of formalising final wishes

1st August 2023
News Plus

A family conflict among the four children of Aretha Franklin, sparked by two separate wills scrawled by the soul legend four years apart, reiterates the importance of investing in a professionally drafted will. The rough documents – the first written in 2010 and locked away in a cabinet and the second penned in 2014 and found under a couch cushion in her home – were not discovered until...