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Kate Saunders



I joined Irwin Mitchell in July 2004 as a paralegal and worked in the Wills and Probate department as a member of their Will writing team for seven years. I was a team leader of one of the Will writing teams for approximately two years.

I started my training contact with Irwin Mitchell in September 2011 and joined the Wills, Trust and Estates disputes team as a trainee solicitor in July 2012. I qualified as a solicitor in the team in September 2013. 

I deal with claims that cover all types of Will, trust and estate disputes. These include:

  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependant) Act 1975 Claims
  • Challenges to the Validity of a Will
  • Claims relating to lost or damaged Wills
  • Disputes between the beneficiaries of a Will
  • Disputes between or relating to Executors and/or Trustees
  • Issues relating to Enduring Powers of Attorney/Lasting Powers of Attorney and potential financial abuse issues discovered after death
  • Statutory Will Disputes
  • Trust Disputes
  • Claims to remove Executors
  • Professional Negligence Claims in respect of the preparation of Wills

I act on behalf of beneficiaries, executors, trustees and any person who is seeking legal assistance in respect of bringing or defending a claim of who would like advice relating to the above areas.

This area of law often involves disputes between family members which require a sensible solution to a difficult situation. I am committed to providing clear legal advice and will always aim to suggest appropriate ways of resolving disputes in a cost effective and efficient manner. 

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"When I started pursuing my claim with Irwin Mitchell and yourself I never dreamt we would get this far and have achieved what we set out to do.

"My family and I send a massive thank you to you and the team for all your hard work and sound advice in all aspects over the last year and three months.

"You have kept me grounded even when I thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel. We have persevered through some tough times when I believed the odds were stacked against me so thank you for never giving up on our objective.

"If I ever need any assistance in the future I shall be sure to use Irwin Mitchell."


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