I joined Porter Dodson in 2005 and was made a partner in February 2013. In January 2022 I became Managing Partner.  

     Whilst managing the firm day to day I still maintain my private practice, specialising in private client matters, including Wills, probate, trusts and inheritance tax planning. I have a particular interest in dealing with agricultural and landed estates, agricultural successions and also conflicts in intestacy.  

     I have strong local ties, having grown up in the area as a farmer’ daughter, giving me a better understanding of specific needs, particularly in the rural sector. 

     In my spare time I enjoy trail running with my dog Bertie and am pleased to have started playing netball for Team PD!  

    I am a member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners and I am a Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500. 

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    I was very impressed how you captured and bounded my estate issues and considerations so well after just one attendance meeting and how we turned that into a final Will and Letter of Wishes both of which I now actually understand.  You turned the complex into something comprehensible. Porter Dodson should be the first port of call for locals with somewhat out of the ordinary legal affairs to be addressed. Thank you. 

    Private Client
    I have found Porter Dodson quick to respond to any queries and pleasant to work with.
    Ms Cox

    I regularly recommend Kate James for wills and private client work. She is excellent with all types of clients, very responsive and happy to help at all times.

    Legal 500 UK 2022

    Work carried out quickly and satisfactorily, even in today's difficult period due to COVID-19.

    Private Client

    Excellent services as always, thank you. I'm very relieved to have sorted this out. Kate made it very easy.

    Private Client

    Kate James is well respected and a hard worker, who is always happy to help and advise.

    Legal 500 2021

    I have recommended you and I was pleased to suggest you are nigh on perfect!

    Mrs C

    I am happy to say that I have been really impressed with how Porter Dodson has dealt with my case. Everyone has been very friendly, courteous, efficient and patient. I would certainly recommend your services.

    Mrs C

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