Osbornes Law hires international expert to growing wills team
News article published on: 6th July 2020
London law firm Osbornes Law has strengthened its Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Team with the arrival of Katie de Swarte from Child & Child.
With over ten years’ experience, Katie joins the firm as an associate. Kate specialises in contentious trusts and probate matters and joins a team that has continued to grow during the pandemic.
Her experience spans Inheritance Act cases, challenges to the validity and structure of wills and trusts, breach of trust cases and disputes between executors/trustees and beneficiaries.
Katie, who qualified as a solicitor in 2011, is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and currently a STEP Technician. She has passed the Education Course for the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
She also undertakes Court of Protection work including Statutory Will applications and making and contesting Deputyship applications
Katie says: “I am excited to be joining Osbornes and to be given the opportunity to further my career working alongside Jan and the rest of the team. I am looking forward to meeting everyone via Zoom, the new face to face, very soon!”
Jan Atkinson, Head of the Private Client department at Osbornes, says: “I am delighted to welcome Katie. Many of Katie’s cases have an international element and we are all delighted that Katie is joining the team at a senior level as her experience will dovetail neatly with this growing area of practice at Osbornes Law, which has continued to expand during the lockdown period.
“Katie is the first person I have appointed via Zoom and we all look forward to her arrival and meeting her in person!”