Kate James

    Email: kate.james@porterdodson.co.uk

    Phone: 01823 652121

    Location: Wellington       Position: Partner

    Team:  Private Client, Rural Business, Land & Agriculture

    Specialism: Administering an estate, Appointing an Attorney, Care Home cost planning, Continuing Health Care FundingCourt of Protection, Inheritance and other taxes, Making & updating a will, Succession planning, Tax and Trusts


    I joined Porter Dodson in 2005 and was made a partner in February 2013. I specialise in private client matters, including Wills, probate, trusts and inheritance tax planning. I also deal with Court of Protection matters, intestacy and agricultural succession. I have a particular interest in dealing with agricultural and landed estates.

    My experience allows me to guide clients through difficult periods in the lives, in particular, following bereavement or loss of capacity. I work closely with clients to ensure they are not intimidated by the process and to deal with matters as expeditiously and sensitively as possible.

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

    I am a member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners. I won the Cooks & Hatchard Law Prize, Devon & Somerset Law Society 2007.

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    An excellent experience, everything was dealt with smoothly and efficiently.

    Mr J

    The service we received was excellent and beyond our expectations. We will certainly use your services in the future if required.

    Mr & Mrs J

    We have found the advice you have given us to be first class and the partners extremely courteous and helpful.

    Mr & Mrs Warinton

    Professional, thoughtful and efficient.


    Having your help has given us great peace of mind and was certainly money well spent.


    Kate and her team were always helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. Dealt with everything efficiently and in a timely manner.


    We had to make new Wills and learn the complexity of Powers of Attorney. It was made much easier with Kate's expert guidance. Thanks to her advice we now have our affairs in better order and can now get on with enjoying life!


    I have been very satisfied with all work undertaken by Porter Dodson and found them to be extremely professional at all times. Money is well spent here and confidentiality a priority, We have been kept informed of the progress regarding work undertaken and also found a member of the team readily available to talk to when needs arose. I would have no problem recommending Porter Dodson to anyone.

    Mr Hayes

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