Catherine is a Partner in the Private Wealth team, based in the firm’s Northampton office.
Catherine specialises in Wills, Trusts, Succession Planning, the administration of Estates and Powers of Attorney. She has considerable experience of advising clients, including farmers and private company shareholders, on their Wills and Inheritance Tax position and how best to structure their affairs to benefit future generations and mitigate any Inheritance Tax liability. She deals with Estates involving complex claims for inheritance tax reliefs, including business property relief and agricultural property relief and has developed an in-depth understanding of HMRC’s approach to the issues involved. She advises individuals on the establishment and use of Trusts and Trustees on their powers and duties.
Catherine graduated with a degree in Law and qualified as a Solicitor in 1999. She joined Hewitsons in 2001 and became a Partner in 2008.
Catherine is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).
Catherine is named as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2021 Guide.
The Inheritance and Succession team has been commended by The Times Best Law Firms 2021.
Date of Qualification
1st February, 1999
Latest testimonials"I would certainly recommend Hewitsons to anyone as the service we received was so quickly dealt with and would like to thank all the staff at Hewitsons especially Catherine Ball who was so helpful and friendly throughout"
"I couldn't recommend Catherine Ball too lightly. As well as demonstrating obvious expertise, she has been approachable and caring in a time-pressured situation"
Mrs A M
"As a widow whose late husband dealt with all financial and legal matters. I have found the advice and continuing support of Hewitsons very reassuring."
Mrs W as Trustee of Mr W