Kate qualified in 2006 and worked at various city firms, specialising in wills, trusts and probate before joining AWB Charlesworth in 2017.
in What interests you about your specific area of law? People are interesting, and no two are the same. It is an immense privilege working with an individual or a family, whether winding up someone’s affairs on death or structuring how an estate may pass, either in lifetime or on death.
If you were not a lawyer: I’d like to think something artistic: a novelist or screen/play writer – at a stretch an interior designer.
Your favourite pastimes: Reading, watching foreign drama series and films generally, walking and planning holidays.
Your best personal qualities: pragmatic, approachable, committed and cheery
The most challenging aspect of your role: Managing people: finding out what they actually want and how best to achieve it for that individual or family. Grief can manifest itself in many ways, and I always have to be conscious of that when dealing with an estate. Similarly, some people can feel enormous pressure to ensure there is no family discord on their death.