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Katie Alsop

Partner & Head of Disputes Group

Katie specialises in contested wills, proprietary estoppel, disputed estates involving farms and Inheritance Act claims.

Katie is a real professional and excellent to work with.

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Experience

  • Recently, Katie has been advising on a number of farming proprietary estoppel claims both pre and post death, up to and including trial.
  • Katie has recently led the team working on the Hirachand v Hirachand appeal at the Supreme Court.
  • By way of mediation relating to a multi-million-pound estate, Katie successfully settled a spousal Inheritance Act claim, before the matter proceeded through the Court process.
  • Katie represented a client in the opposition of a High Court appeal challenging his entitlement to a property portfolio, which was held on trust for him.
  • Katie secured the removal of an executor and obtained a costs order imposing a personal costs liability against the removed executor.
  • Having advanced a case that a will had been negligently drafted by a firm of solicitors, Katie successfully negotiated a Deed of Variation with two well-known national charities so as to re-direct the entire Residuary Estate to her client.

Career

Katie graduated from Coventry University with LLB (Honours) and studied her LPC at the College of Law, Birmingham. Katie trained with Wright Hassall and qualified into its litigation department in March 2011. Since then, Katie has remained within the business, having been promoted throughout her career and is now a Partner in the Contentious Probate Team. She is also the Practice Lead for the Disputes Group.

Qualifications

Katie is fully qualified member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and is a registered practitioner.

Memberships

Katie is a member of the Agricultural Law Association, the UK’s largest inter-professional organisation devoted to the law and business of the countryside and the CLA. Katie is also a member of STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates Special Interest Group and the Contentious Trusts Association. 

Volunteering

Katie is a member of the Warwickshire branch of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

Interests

In her spare time Katie enjoys exploring new countries and is a keen beginner traveller.

Katie is robust, tactical in dealing with opponents, strong technically in law, abreast of legal developments and, in addition, laser-focused on achieving good outcomes for clients.

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Meet the team

Charlotte Kahrman - Contentious Probate Solicitor
Charlotte Kahrman Solicitor
Licensed Conveyancer - Agriculture and Rural Land Licensed Conveyancer
Fern Colwill Licensed Conveyancer
Alex Robinson Partner - Head of Agriculture