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Katie Winslow

Katie Winslow

Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive

Contact Details

k.winslow@bellbuxton.co.uk
t: 0114 220 2198

Accolades
Solicitors for the ElderlyLegal 500 Recommended LawyerLegal 500 2019

Katie Winslow is a dual-qualified Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive who specialises in Will, Trust and Inheritance Disputes. Katie is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer in this often complex area of law and she is praised in the 2020 edition for being ‘extremely efficient’. She also deals with disputed Court of Protection and Financial Abuse cases and is a Fully Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Katie’s areas of specialism include:

  • Claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Claims regarding the validity of a will
  • Disputes over the interpretation of a will or where a will has been poorly/incorrectly drafted
  • Cases where an estate has not been distributed correctly
  • Claims against executors
  • Trust disputes
  • Court of Protection matters relating to people who lack capacity to manage their financial affairs
  • Financial abuse claims
  • Advising executors (including independent executors appointed by the court) regarding disputed estates

Katie acts for claimants, defendants and executors.  A particular highlight was representing the successful claimant in Slattery v Jagger [2015] EWHC 3976 (Ch), a case which is often cited as a leading authority on the rectification of poorly-drafted Wills.

Katie works hard to help her clients find the right solution to often difficult and delicate matters, recognising that litigation isn’t right for every case and advising on alternative options where appropriate.   

Katie joined Bell & Buxton in January 2017 from a leading national law firm. She has specialised in Will, Trust and Inheritance Disputes and contested Court of Protection cases since 2011, but began her legal career back in 2003. Katie is part of our specialist Will, Estate & Trust Disputes team, which is headed by Associate Solicitor John Breeze.

After qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2013, Katie dual-qualified as a Solicitor in 2017. She completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course with the University of Law, having previously achieved the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Level 6 Higher Diploma in Law through Sheffield College and the CILEx Tutorial College. 

Katie is a Fully Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a registered Dementia Friend and has been involved in a number of fundraising events for the Alzheimer's Society.

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Cases

Each case requires a bespoke approach, depending on the client’s aims and circumstances. 

Katie has taken a number of cases to trial but also focuses on the use of negotiation to resolve disputes where appropriate. 

Acted for the successful claimants in Slattery v Jagger [2015] EWHC 3976 (Ch), a case which is now widely considered when looking at the rectification of poorly drafted wills.

 
Highlights

Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Member of the Northern Contentious Probate Group.

 
What our clients say
  • Bell & Buxton worked fast and effectively to ensure my case was addressed and resolved to the best possible outcome. Thank you so much for all your help.

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  • "Katie dealt with things promptly and kept me up to date with what was happening, I felt she cared and was committed to my case."

  • ‚ÄúThank you for all your assistance regarding our deed of family arrangement. You were all very professional and thorough which made it all a lot easier to understand and complete."

  • I would like to thank you personally for all your efforts on my behalf. Right from the start you seemed up to speed and knew what you were doing, your suggestions and advice were sound and when you said you would chase things up on a certain day, you did just that. Your persistence and commitment never went unnoticed by me for which I sincerely thank you.

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