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Meet the team: Katie Wigham, Wills, Probate and Trusts.

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Meet the team: Katie Wigham

 

Q: What is your role at Archers Law?

I am an associate solicitor in the wills, probate and trusts team.  I deal with drafting wills (including inheritance tax planning and planning for the possibility of being in a care home in the future), deceased’s estates, trust management and preparation and mental capacity issues, including lasting powers of attorney and deputyship applications. I also have experience in managing clients’ finances when no suitable friend or family member is available, either as their attorney or deputy.

 

Q: How long have you been at the firm and a little about your career journey so far.

After deciding from a young age that I would like pursue a career in law, I attended Northumbria University where I obtained my law degree.  I then joined another local firm as a trainee solicitor, qualifying there in 2006 as a solicitor in their wills, probate and trusts team.  It was clear from the outset that this was the area of law for me as I always enjoyed the more personal side of the law.  I went on to obtain my Society for Trusts and Estate Practitioners (‘STEP’) diploma in trusts and estates in 2008 to become a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (‘SFE’).  I moved to Archers Law in 2016.

   

Q: What made you want to pursue a career in law?

I always believed that a career in the law would be for me as I enjoy advising, assisting and helping people.  I also loved writing (originally wanted to be an author like Enid Blyton)!  I have always been very organised and methodical.  Being part of the wills, probate and trusts team means I can do this as part of my career and a lovely supportive team.

 

Q: Have you always lived in Teesside and what is your favourite thing about the Tees Valley?

Apart from my time at university and a brief spell in Hartlepool, I have always lived and worked in the Teesside area.  I love the convenience of everything in our area and the supportive network of people and businesses. 

 

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time, hobbies etc?

In my spare time, I enjoy music including playing the piano, flute and baritone.  I love going to the theatre with my friends and family.  The past year has also enabled me to appreciate the outdoor a lot more and discover some lovely local walks.    

 

Q: One fact/ thing people may not know about you!

Having a 5 year old has meant I now have a vast knowledge of dinosaurs! 

 

Learn more about Katie here or connect with her on LinkedIn.

 

For more informaiton on the Wills, Probate and Trusts team at Archers Law click here.

To contact a member of the team visit out Contact us page.