Katie Woodcock

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Katie Woodcock

Solicitor - Estate & Trust Disputes Specialist

Biography

Qualified

2014

Firm Trained With

TWM Solicitors LLP

Languages Spoken

English

Profile

I am currently on Maternity Leave.

In addition to advising on challenges to wills on the grounds of testamentary capacity, undue influence, lack of knowledge and approval and improper execution, I provide guidance in relation to disputes which may arise during the administration of an estate or trust. These can include challenges to lifetime gifting and allegations of proprietary estoppel. I also act for claimants and defendants on Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims.

I have a keen interest in Court of Protection work and assisting clients with disputes that involve a person who lacks capacity be it by way of a mental health issue, Alzheimer's/Dementia or a brain injury. This can include a challenge to the appointment of an Attorney or asking the Court to make a decision as to residence or treatment of an individual.  I also make applications to the Court to approve Statutory Wills for incapacitated individuals.

Awards, Accreditations & Memberships

  • Student Member of ACTAPS (Associate of Contentious Trust and Probate Practitioners)
  • Quoted in Legal 500 2015 as “very professional and approachable”

Your Recent Successes

  • Conducting successful mediation and achieving a settlement for the partner of the deceased in making a claim against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975
  • Making an application to the Court of Protection to object to the appointment of an Attorney and the successful appointment of a professional Deputy
  • Acting for the family in regard to a dispute with the Local Authority as to residence
  • Successful application to the Court of Protection for approval of Statutory Will

Work in the community / pro bono work

  • Member of the Mencap Shared Lives Panel Review team
  • Volunteer with my local Citizens Advice Bureau

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