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Katie Winslow

Katie Winslow

Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive

Contact Details

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

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SFELegal 500 UK Leading FirmLegal 500 Recommended Lawyer

Katie Winslow is a Solicitor who specialises in Will, Trust and Inheritance Disputes. She also deals with disputed Court of Protection and Financial Abuse cases.

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 regarding 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 disputes relating to people who lack capacity to manage their financial affairs
  • Financial abuse claims

Katie acts for claimants, defendants and executors.  She 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.  She has specialised in contentious probate and Court of Protection disputes since 2011, having previously worked in will writing and before that conveyancing.  Katie is part of our specialist Will, Estate & Trust Disputes team, which is supervised by Senior Partner Mary Butler.

Katie qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2013 before dual-qualifying 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 an Associate 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
  • "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."