Katie Mayes


Associate (Chartered Legal Executive)

Experience

Katie qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives in August 2012 and joined Birketts in March 2020. She is an Associate (Chartered Legal Executive) in the Private Client Advisory Team

Prior to joining Birketts she worked at two large regional firms. Katie has over 16 years of experience in private client and Court of Protection law. 

Katie undertakes all aspects of private client work, including wills, powers of attorney, probate administration, advance decisions, NHS funding applications and appeals, estate planning and tax matters. Katie also specialises in Court of Protection law, having previously worked with a Panel Deputy of the Court of Protection for a number of years. Katie deals with all aspects of Court of Protection law including property and affairs and personal welfare deputyship applications and appeals, attorneyship and deputyship administrations, statutory wills, replacement trustee applications, gift applications, contested best interest decisions and contested applications before the Court of Protection. In respect of contested applications, Katie has a number of years of experience representing applicant/s, respondent/s and Litigation Friend/s in such cases. Katie has experience in dealing with complex Court of Protection matters, representing and supporting clients throughout the Court process. Katie acts as a professional attorney and deputy, where an incapable party has no available/suitable family members to act in this capacity.  

Katie is experienced in working with elderly and vulnerable clients. Katie has the Dementia Friend accreditation. 

Katie regularly gives presentations relating to private client and Court of Protection matters, to both the public and to other professionals.  

Katie is based in our Ipswich office.

Client testimonials:

  • “Katie has looked after our family’s personal legal affairs - wills, lasting powers attorney and probate - for several years acting for myself, my wife and my mother.  In all matters, we have been very impressed with her knowledge of the law surrounding these areas, her ability to apply that law to practical situations and her soft skills in adapting her style to suit the client she is dealing with.  My mother needed - and got - a different style of client interaction from myself. She is enthusiastic and passionate about her job and we are delighted to have found a lawyer who has what it takes to provide us with the “Trusted Advisor” we have been looking for over the coming decades.”  
     
  • “Katie Mayes has been our family’s legal representative for several years and has dealt with the family’s will requirements, Power of Attorney and sundry matters. Katie will always respond and deal with matters promptly and professionally.  She has been a great support to us around resolving difficult family matters. We will continue to work with Katie now and into the future.”

Other Information

In her free time, Katie enjoys attending the theatre. She is a member of a local clay pigeon shooting club and plays netball in the South Suffolk Netball League. She also enjoys spending time with her partner and walking her dog.