Leading regional law firm, Birketts, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Senior Associate, Kate Harris, to its Tier 1 Contentious Trust and Probate Team.

Legal 500 recommended lawyer, Kate, has a wealth of experience in will and trust disputes of all types and is a recognised expert in this highly specialised area of work.

Speaking of the appointment, Kate commented: “Birketts has a reputation as the stand out firm for dispute resolution expertise in the region and this, coupled with its position as the leading firm for client service, made it the clear choice for me. I am looking forward to working alongside talented colleagues and undertaking fresh challenges.”

Bernadette Baker, Partner and Head of Birketts’ Contentious Trusts and Probate Team, concluded: “I am delighted to welcome Kate to the firm.  Having had her on the other side for years I know first-hand that she is calm, pragmatic, and focused on doing the very best for her clients.  She is also well regarded by the wider legal community and an expert in her field. I have no doubt she will inspire confidence in both her new colleagues and our clients”.

Caroline Stenner, Partner and Head of the Cambridge Office’s Private Client Advisory Team who this week received a Lifetime Achievement award from the 2021 Cambridgeshire Law Society Awards commented: “We are really looking forward to having Kate join the Cambridge Office to support the work that we do. Similarly we look forward to continuing to support the Contentious Trusts and Probate Team in the work that they do to ensure that all of our client’s needs are met”.

Kate will be based primarily at our Cambridge office working closely with our colleagues at our Chelmsford, Ipswich, London and Norwich offices.