Katie is an associate solicitor in the private client team.
She specialises in resolving estate, inheritance and trust disputes, including claims relating to the validity, construction and rectification of wills and trusts; the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; the removal of executors/ trustees; and proprietary estoppel.
Katie takes a sensitive and practical approach to assist her clients in resolving their differences in what are often highly emotional circumstances.
Katie sometimes provides advice where a situation has not yet become contentious, but a dispute is ‘on the horizon’. By intervening at an early stage, she can help clients avoid a dispute and preserve existing family relationships.
In addition, Katie advises in relation to Court of Protection matters including statutory wills and applications for the removal of deputies/ attorneys. She also acts as a professional trustee.
Before joining Barker Gotelee in 2019, Katie spent six years at leading London private client firm, Withers, where she was a member of its highly regarded trust, estate and inheritance disputes team.
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“I could write pages of praise. Katie is professional and pragmatic and has helped me and my family resolve our legal issue with kindness and compassion. I am deeply grateful for all her hard work and actively recommend Barker Gotelee to friends and family.”
“Barker Gotelee were recommended to me by a trusted friend, whose family have used them for a great many years. Katie Emerson took on, assisted and guided me through what has been a complex and stressful issue. Katie has been personable, friendly and honest throughout this process and has shown a naturally genuine and caring concern for a positive outcome. I don’t think any stone has been left unturned by her enquiring mind and I am very appreciative of all the hard work and thought that Katie has put in to resolve this matter for me successfully.”
‘What a splendid outcome. Until we met you we didn’t seem to be getting anywhere so thank you, thank you, and thank you again.’
‘You have made a genuine difference in my life over the last year. You made one of the most stressful and horrific things to ever happen to me bearable. Thank you so much.’
‘We approached Katie with a difficult family dispute and legal error. It was a difficult situation and we didn’t know where to turn. I would highly recommend Katie; she was excellent. She was professional, respectful, and approachable, gave excellent advice, and resolved the situation as easily as possible. We truly appreciate the hard work she put in to help us.’
The Legal 500 (2020) says:
‘The team ethos is good and you are reassured that whoever you speak to… they are knowledgeable and helpful. In respect to contentious probate they have a particular strength.’