Kathryn Woodward Senior Associate and Notary Public - S&T - Thames Valley

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Kathryn is a Senior Associate solicitor and Notary Public, who specialises in Wills, inheritance tax planning and high net worth estates.

Main areas of practice 

Kathryn advises and prepares Deeds of Variation. Inheritance tax planning post death. She is a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly and specialising in elderly client matters, to include preparation of lasting powers of attorney and applications to the Court of Protection.

She is the Secretary for the Thames Valley Branch of STEP and also acts for the trustees of a local Charity on a pro-bono basis.

Significant experience 

  • Acting for the Executors of an estate who are a major Canadian bank. Re-sealing the Canadian Will and advising and collecting in UK assets.
  • Dealing with a large intestate estate with many beneficiaries, tracing assets and beneficiaries worldwide.
  • Estates with charities as beneficiaries, with complex inheritance tax calculations including claiming the reduced rate of inheritance tax.

“Above and beyond service was delivered by Kathryn Woodward, in administering my father’s estate. She was thoroughly professional whilst always being caring and sympathetic.”

Client Testimonial

“Kathryn Woodward’s efficiency and professionalism was exemplary, sensitive topics; LPA, Advance Decision and Will making-she was superb.”

Client Testimonial

“I would like to compliment Kathryn Woodward on the very efficient and friendly service she provided. Her professional manner is commendable.”

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Kathryn’s Blog

Do I need (help with obtaining) probate? And what else should I consider?

When a friend or loved one dies, and after the funeral and grieving time, a general (but important) question may be: what (if anything) do I do next? Is probate required?

Articles by Kathryn

Planning ahead in relation to your health and welfare


As people are living longer there is a growing awareness of the issues and dilemmas that can face individuals in later life or those close to them.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Termination Payments: The end

On 10 August the Government published its response to a consultation on the taxation of termination payments. Lisa Wallis and Ruth Christy consider the Government's plans in more detail and their implications.

Could helping my child to buy a home financially benefit us both?

As property prices continue to soar across the UK, the dream of owning a home appears to be slipping away from a vast number of under 35’s. Unsurprisingly, the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' seems a very attractive option.

Treating mental health with mindfulness

Eve Piffaretti discusses why there is a strong signal for practitioners to consider mindfulness as an alternative approach to early intervention to prevent and combat mental ill-health.

Client Guide: Use of Discretionary Trusts

A guide to the reasons why it may not be desirable to leave assets directly to a beneficiary on your death.

Client Guide: Principal Duties of a Trustee

On accepting a position as a trustee, a person must be aware of the duties imposed on him by the trust deed and by statute. The following is a non-exhaustive overview of the principal duties of a trustee.

Client Guide: Discretionary Trusts

The discretionary trust is a very flexible form of trust.