In 2020, the High Court’s decision in the case of Clitheroe –v- Bond  EWHC 1185 (Ch) attracted high levels of interest and discussion throughout the legal community. The claim related to the estate of Jean Clitheroe, a 76 year old woman who died in September 2017 having made two wills in 2010 and 2013 […]Read More
Kate Harris, Senior Associate in the Contentious Trusts and Probate Team at Birketts LLP
Kate is a Senior Associate in the Contentious Trusts and Probate Team at Birketts LLP. She advises private individuals, trustees, executors, administrators, beneficiaries and charities in relation to a broad range of inheritance, estate and trust disputes including Will validity claims, estate administration issues, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and breach of trust claims. Kate also advises in relation to Court of Protection applications involving incapacity and financial abuse. As well as advising in relation to national and international contentious private wealth issues, Kate has a background in property litigation and advises on claims relating to the beneficial interest in property and proprietary estoppel claims.
Kate was admitted as a Solicitor in 2012 having undertaken an undergraduate degree in English Literature and French at the University of Edinburgh before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford with a distinction.
Kate is named as a Key Lawyer in the Legal 500 [UK 2021] described as a “brilliant lawyer” and someone who inspires “great confidence” in her clients. She is also praised for her “pragmatic and calm approach to difficult issues and aggressive opponents”.
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