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My key responsibilities include wills, trusts, administration of estates, tax planning and lasting powers of attorney for farming families. I enjoy the variety of clients I get to work with and being able to deal with high net worth matters.
I am amenable and offer clear and concise advice to my clients. I am a full member of STEP having completed the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (England and Wales).
I am a trustee of the Dacon Trust Limited, which provides work and life skills training to adults with learning disabilities. I am on the committee for the Essex Ladies in Business (ELIB) and the Future Lawyers of Colchester and Chelmsford (FLOCC).
I am a local girl, having been educated at Felsted School before reading Law at the University of Westminster. After completing my studies, I returned to East Anglia to undertake my training, and joined Birkett Long upon qualifying in 2014.
I became an Associate at Birkett Long in January 2019.
MY SPECIALIST AREAS
- wills, trusts and probate
- powers of attorney
- inheritance tax planning – including agricultural property relief and business property relief
- succession planning
- tax returns for individuals and trusts
- trust administration
- partnership agreements
QUALIFICATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Law degree
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - What is STEP?
- Trustee of Dacon Trust Limited
- Essex Ladies in Business committee member
Agriculture & Estates team
Our Agriculture & Estates team understands farming from a personal and professional perspective, taking into account that farming is more than a business, but often a whole generational way of life. We listen to the needs of each farming family and often work with them generation after generation to ensure that we can tailor advice to meet their, and their successors, wishes and aspirations.
What our clients say
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my Family, to thank you and your colleagues at Birkett Long for the most helpful, efficient and courteous service we have received. I can assure you that any matters arising in the future will be discussed with you. Thank you again.
For a regional practice Birkett Long has one of the largest and best known private client departments in the Essex area.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
Birkett Long is a well established firm who we have used in the past, and when our mother died, I knew it would be sensible to let them deal with her Estate. The service received was excellent, we were kept informed every step of the way and it was a great burden lifted from our shoulders.
My late mother died quite suddenly and unexpectedly, it was a very emotional and difficult time. From the moment I contacted Birkett Long about her will the service I received was excellent. Katie Gibson-Green was so professional, caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. She helped me through every stage of dealing with the estate, kept in constant communication so I knew what was happening and made the whole process much easier. I can't praise her enough. When it came to making our own wills my husband and I had no hesitation in contacting her, asking her to deal with this. Again she made the process easy and virtually stress free, especially as we were about to go on an extended sailing trip. She completed the work quickly, efficiently and perfectly. I would not hesitate in recommending Birkett Long and Katie Gibson-Green.
Various staff at Birkett Long recently helped me with two separate matters which arose following the death of both my parents. I was able to deal with the required probate application myself, because of the friendly and concise assistance provided by Katie Gibson-Green. Katie was always there to answer my queries and with her help, I was able to successfully complete my probate application with the minimum of fuss. Moreover, Birkett Long's flexible charging structure enabled me to pay only for the advice I needed and not for time spend on issues I was able to resolve myself.
Both Emma Coke and Caroline Dowding have been very kind and patient - always explaining things in great detail if I do not understand. I trust both of them implicitly and feel I am a valued client - not something I have felt with other firms of solicitors before.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
Katie Gibson-Green is a real asset to the practice.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
A sound knowledge of clients' affairs and prepared to advise on all matters relevant to the client - bringing in specialists for detailed work.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
Fantastic all-round team which have superb technical knowledge but more importantly offer a great service and know the importance of maintaining the client relationship with the clients we recommend.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
I always feel they act in my best interests when they are dealing with any matter - large or small. I feel I am treated like an individual that matters and the attention to detail is excellent.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
When my wife died I contacted yourselves and was put in touch with Katie and she helped me and my children through the process of setting up a trust. Which we are very happy with.Mr Stephen Stiff