Katharine Vigus

Katharine provides full private client services with an emphasis on commercial and agricultural tax planning. Her practice complements our established property services at the Petersfield office.

Katharine has completed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) diploma enhancing and endorsing her skill set.

Katharine trained and practiced at a top 50 law firm in Cambridge (as ranked by The Lawyer). Her work with vulnerable clients is informed by a previous management role for a national advocacy charity.

Expertise:

  • Wills
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Probate & estate administration
  • Tax & trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Court of protection
  • Services for the elderly

Recent work:

  • Smart wills

    Drafting bespoke wills to protect loved ones alongside appropriate tax planning which included the creation of life interest trusts.

  • Estate Administration

    Working alongside executors to obtain Grant of Probate smoothly and expeditiously.

  • Managing the affairs of others

    Managing the finances of clients who lack capacity pursuant to deputyship orders or powers of attorney

  • Estate planning and bespoke wills

    Working alongside clients to understand their asset structure, including corporate and agricultural interests, and pass on those assets to loved ones in a tax efficient manner.

  • Lifetime or Will Trusts

    Advising on the most appropriate trust vehicle, including trusts for the disabled, then creating and administering the trust.

  • Probate and Estate Administration

    Giving practical guidance to expedite the administrative process; advising on tax consequences; navigating applications for agricultural property relief and winding up concurrent life interest trusts.

  • Powers of Attorney and Deputyship

    Creating Powers of Attorney for personal and business use; applying for and administering applications for deputyship; helping vulnerable clients terminate Powers of Attorney which are being misused and acting for clients with disabilities.

Accreditations:

  • Full member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Personal interests:

Outside the office, Katharine helps run an under 7s football team and enjoys Zumba.

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