Bio

Kate Westwater is Counsel within the Property Department in Jersey. She advises on all aspects of commercial and residential property, secured lending, probate, estate planning and capacity for a wide range of clients, including individuals, families, banks, intermediaries and law firms both on the island and outside Jersey.

Having qualified as a Solicitor of the Royal Court in 2013 and then admitted as an Advocate in 2017, prior to joining Appleby, Kate spent 13 years at two other offshore firms where she worked on a full range of property and secured lending transactions for clients ranging from first-time buyers to high net worth individuals and companies. Kate can provide advice on all aspects of Jersey property law and conveyancing.

The breadth and depth of experience that Kate has acquired over the past two decades enable her to advise and manage complex and challenging property transactions, probate and capacity matters, will drafting and lasting powers of attorney. She has excellent knowledge of French in Jersey legal context and has worked extensively on contentious estates including negotiating settlements, legitime claims and advice in relation to validity issues, as well as dealing with clients who are experiencing bereavement, personal difficulties and family conflict.

Kate is a member of the Law Society Sub-Committee on Capacity, Succession and Estate Planning and contributed to the Law Society Legitime Review working group.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS
Dandara
HSBC Private Bank

SPECIALISMS
Property Law
Wills and Probate

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