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Katie Collis

Assistant Solicitor

Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Katie qualified into our Wills, Tax & Estate Administration team in March 2023. She is based in our Canterbury office.

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.

Wills, Tax & Estate Administration


  • The preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Drafting Wills and Codicils, including advising on Inheritance Tax and estate planning
  • Severance of Joint Tenancies and drafting Deeds of Variation
  • Drafting Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration applications
  • Dealing with administration of estate


Our Experts

Lesley Rushton

Managing Partner
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Charlotte Nock

Head of Department
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Louise Wilson

Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Ovid Busette

Senior Associate Solicitor
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Sarah Geering

Senior Associate Solicitor
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

Laura Harvey

Assistant Solicitor
Wills, Tax & Estate Administration


Katie Collis was very helpful, polite and courteous. We could not have asked for any better service.
Simon & Pauline Child
We have this week completed our wills under the Cancer Research UK scheme with your firm. The entire matter was handled by Katie Collis. We wanted to record our thanks for the fast, courteous and efficient way the process was undertaken from start to finish. We have had, to put it mildly, mixed results from other solicitors in the past and it was a rare pleasure to be treated with such professionalism.
Treated very well. Katie understood and listened… very, very happy with the service from start to finish. Well done
Mrs Kerley
From meeting the lady in reception, to Katie, the whole experience was excellent.
Mr & Mrs Nickson
How do you improve on excellence?
Mr & Mrs Cowley
Your whole approach and excellent communication has been a revelation and you are a credit to Girlings. 
Gordon Milner
I cannot speak highly enough of Katie Collis. Her professionalism and service was exemplary.
Ann Relf
Katie was friendly and responsive from the moment we first made contact and even after completion. It was a real pleasure dealing with her.
Aletta & Dean
Excellent service. Katie could not have done more to help me after my husband's death. Kind, lovely lady.
Stella Stuart
All staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.
Alison Clarke