Kate is a Senior Solicitor in the Real Estate Litigation team and the Contentious Trusts and Probate team. She is noted as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 2017 guide. Clients have remarked upon “the prompt, professional and helpful service provided” by Kate and have appreciated her “exceptional professionalism” and “tenacity”.
Kate has experience in dealing with a variety of contentious trust and probate litigation including applications contesting the validity of wills, applications to remove Executors, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and breach of trust claims. Kate also deals with contentious Court of Protection applications.
Kate also advises in relation to claims relating to land such as claims relating to trusts of land, boundary disputes, residential and commercial landlord and tenant possession proceedings and right of way disputes.
Kate completed an undergraduate degree in English Literature and French at the University of Edinburgh, spending one year studying abroad at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France. After graduating in 2007 she completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course with distinctions at the College of Law in Guildford. She completed her training contract with Hewitsons, qualifying in 2012. She is an Associate member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and a member of the Property Litigation Association.
- Dharamshi and Others v Velji and Others EWHC 3917 (Ch)
- C v D & 9 ors  EWHC 3214 (Ch)
“Needless to say we very much doubt that we could ever have secured such a satisfactory conclusion without your own tenacity and professionalism.”
“I have very much appreciated your exceptional professionalism with this sad situation”
"I was delighted with the prompt, professional and helpful service provided by Kate Harris"