Katie Emerson

Associate | London

Katie is an associate in the trust and succession disputes team.

She acts for charities, private individuals and institutions on a wide range of contentious trust and succession matters, often with an international element.

Katie advises on the validity of wills and trusts, including claims of undue influence and capacity, issues of construction and rectification of wills as well as actions brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and proprietary estoppel claims.

Katie also advises on Court of Protection matters including statutory will applications and issues relating to deputyships. She is also a member of the elder law team.

Secretary Carlie Holmes


Katie Emerson is that rare mixture of true compassion and true professionalism. Her talent for effortlessly blending these skills was instrumental in assisting in my case, which was difficult and fraught with obstacles. She also has an incredible eye for detail and her guidance was second to none. She comes with my highest recommendation.

Paulina Moggach

Track record



Acting with Paul Hewitt in Royal Society v Robinson and others for the Royal Society in its successful application to extend the meaning of ‘United Kingdom’ to include Jersey and the Isle of Man in the context of the will of the eminent physicist, Michael Crowley-Milling. Read our summary here.

England and Wales, 2014

Legal update, Institute of Legacy Management, contributor



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