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Kate Harris

Kate Harris - Senior Solicitor

Overview

Kate is a Senior Solicitor in our Cambridge Dispute Resolution Team, specialising in Contentious Trust and Probate matters as well as Real Estate Litigation.

Experience

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 boundary disputes, residential and commercial landlord and tenant possession proceedings and right of way disputes.

Background

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 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.

Additional information

Dharamshi and Others v Velji and Others [2013]EWHC 3917 (Ch) - achieving a pronouncement for the validity of a Will challenged in the High Court on the grounds of want of testamentary capacity and want of knowledge and approval. C v D & 9 ors [2012] EWHC 3214 (Ch) - successful defence to an attempt to adduce a spent conviction as evidence of a Defendant’s character and credibility in the context of a claim relating to the disputed validity of a Will. Acting in a Court of Protection application to successfully overturn a Deed of Revocation of Power of Attorney on the basis that the donor lacked capacity to execute the Deed of Revocation.