Katie moved to Canterbury in 2011 to study Law at the University of Kent, graduating in 2014 with an upper second class degree. Whilst at University, Katie participated in mediation competitions and was a member of the Kent Law Clinic where she assisted with client matters in both litigation and property law.
After university, she went on to work at a number of charities, specialising in handling gifts left in Wills whilst also managing the legacy department at a national charity and representing the charity on a number of panels and conferences. In 2019 she went on to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with joint LLM award full time at the University of Law Bloomsbury, graduating in 2020 with a Commendation and a Distinction.
She joined Girlings in September 2019, whilst still completing her LLM LPC, working as a Paralegal in our Commercial Property team, assisting on all aspects of commercial and residential transactions including purchases, sales, company refinances, remortgages and leases.
Katie then commenced her Training Contract with Girlings March 2021 undertaking seats in Residential Property, Dispute Resolution & Contested Probate and a double seat in Wills, Tax & Estate Administration. She successfully completed her Training Contract in March 2023, qualifying into our Wills, Tax & Estate Administration team.
Outside of the workplace, Katie enjoys socialising with friends, renovating her home in Canterbury, horse riding and cooking. Katie is a fluent Welsh speaker.