I qualified as a Solicitor in July 2020.
I started my Training Contract with Crane and Staples in July 2018, having graduated from the University of Law after completing my Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course. Prior to that, I completed a History Degree at Royal Holloway University.
I specialise in Private Client and Property law, and assist with the following matters:
- Executor and Power of Attorney property sales
- Creation and administration of trusts (including Declarations of Trust relating to property)
- First Registrations
- Administration of Estates (commonly known as Probate)
- Preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
I enjoy meeting and learning about clients’ backgrounds and how I can assist with their matters.
Memberships, Awards and Accreditations
I am a social secretary for the Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers Division.
In 2022, I won Hertfordshire Law Society's Junior Lawyer of the Year Award.
I have WIQS accreditations (Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme) and CQS accreditation (Conveyancing Quality Scheme)
Outside the Office
I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also play hockey in my spare time and currently play for my local team, Broxbourne HC.
Extremely happy with the service provided by C&S (specifically Katie Smits) in assisting our house purchase. From start to finish we would be kept in the loop on how searches were progressing and she was very quick at responding on any queries. Given we were looking to complete before stamp duty changes she was very efficient and professional throughout the process and managed to reach our timelines which was great. Would definitely recommend.
Katie pulled out all the stops on the management of the sale of our property and we cannot thank her enough. Brilliant service and highly informative. Thank you Katie!
Katie, That is brilliant news, thank you, YOU ARE A STAR !!!