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Kate Mawer, Solicitor

Kate Mawer

Solicitor

About Kate

Kate is a solicitor with a specialism in looking after the affairs of elderly or vulnerable people.

She is an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and takes a keen interest in attending to people at the end of life or who have life difficulties.  She is a member of the Private Client team in Lincoln joining in 2016.

She trained and qualified at a large firm in Sheffield after graduating from the University of Sheffield.

Kate deals with a wide variety of matters including Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, wills, probate and administration of estate and trusts.

She specialises in working with elderly and more vulnerable individuals and their families to ensure that their needs and wishes are met by preparing wills with an eye to future care needs, inheritance tax planning coupled with drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney so their affairs can be managed if they become unable to do so.

Kate is experienced in dealing  with Court of Protection applications including appointing deputies to deal with the affairs of an individual who has lost mental capacity and appointing trustees to act in the place of a trustee who has lost mental capacity. She works closely with Lisa Gray who is a professional Deputy for many individuals.

Groups and bodies Kate is a member of

  • Fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Recent examples of Kate's experience

Recent examples of Kate's cases:

  •  Obtaining deputyship orders appointing family members to be deputies for property and financial affairs for loved ones who had lost mental capacity.
     
  • Obtaining a Court of Protection order appointing a trustee in place of an individual who had lost mental capacity so a joint property could be sold.  
     
  • Preparing a will for a vulnerable client ensuring their wishes were met and putting in place safeguards including liaising with medical professionals to make a record of mental capacity.

  •  Obtaining a limited Grant of Probate (Grant ad colligenda bona) in order to successfully conclude a property sale agreed prior to the owner’s death ensuring the sale was not lost.
     
  • Managing the administration of a trust created to benefit vulnerable beneficiaries and liaising with other professionals to ensure the trust is used to make a difference to the lives of the beneficiaries.

Personal interests

Outside of work Kate is a lifelong Grimsby Town fan and will usually be found at Blundell Park on a Saturday. She also enjoys most other sports and when not watching the Mariners, she enjoys a day at the races and the cricket.

Service expertise

Court Of Protection

When it comes to the care of our loved ones, ensuring that decisions are made in their best interests is always a priority. If a family member can no longer make their own decisions regarding their finances and other affairs, our Court of Protection solicitors can help.

Inheritance Tax & Succession Planning

Inheritance Tax, a duty paid on your property and belongings after death, can take a sizable portion out of the gift you wish to pass on. With expert planning, you can significantly reduce this impact. Based in York and Lincoln and helping clients across the UK, our friendly team of solicitors offer expert inheritance tax planning advice, helping you plan your estate, making it as tax efficient as possible to maximise the benefit of your financial legacy.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney is an extremely important document. It allows you to choose someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf, should you lack mental capacity in the future to make those decisions yourself.  They are vitally important documents that will give you and your family confidence at what will often be a very difficult time.

Private Clients

Trusts

Setting up a trust can be a flexible and tax effective way to provide for your loved ones. If you want to set up a trust or want more information on trust law, our solicitors are here to assist you with your questions.

Wills & Probate

Perhaps, because it involves a subject, we least like to think about, many of us never get around to making a Will, despite it being one of the most important documents you could ever need.

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