Associate Solicitor • Kendal
I grew up in Lancashire and studied law at Bristol University. After graduating I stayed in Bristol to complete my training at the large city firm, Osborne Clarke. I then specialised in matrimonial law practising in Somerset, before giving in to the desire to return to “the north” and settling in Kendal.
Once I had a family of my own I moved into specialising in wills, probate, Court of Protection and all aspects of work in relation to the elderly. I practised in several firms in the South Lakes area before joining Thompson Wilson Pattinson in 2002. I am a member of STEP (the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners).
In addition to having a busy family life I enjoy swimming, walking, yoga and reading.
“ Earlier in the year Kathryn Hughes dealt with the estate paperwork following the death of my mother. Stephen Greenwood recently dealt with the sale of my parents' house. On both occasions the service my family received was friendly and professional. ”
“ The help and guidance I have received following the very sudden death of my husband has been outstanding, helping me to understand and explaining every element in detail. Also the understanding of the pain I have been going through. A huge thank you. ”
“ Kathryn Hughes provided a first class service with excellent advice and execution ”
“ Excellent friendly but professional service. Kept me updated at all times about procedures etc and any hold ups or problems. ”
“ I have felt completely reassured that all dad's estate was dealt with in a very efficient and capable way. Any questions were always dealt with quickly with helpful and careful explanations. Kathryn's secretary Kerry was always prompt in replying and helpful in resolving any queries. Thank you - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you ”
“ I have been really pleased with how well everything has gone and how quickly it has been resolved. It has been good to know that all our affairs have been in safe hands. Thank you ”
“ Thank you for all your support and patience through all the process of granny's estate - from the preparation of her will to the resolution of all the details along the way. I would highly recommend you to any friends or family. Thank you. ”
“ Conducted in a pleasant and informal manner, all my queries promptly answered - the whole matter was dealt with in a professional and efficient manner. ”
“ Despite the fact that we were unable to deal with you physically, because of the distance between the two parties, we felt that we were kept involved at every stage, and the service we received was high quality and you cared. Thank you. ”
“ Kathryn's service was excellent. ”
“ Very pleased with service ”
“ All the staff in the office were kind and efficient in leading me through a particularly difficult time following the death of my husband. In particular, Kathryn Hughes and Duncan Fox (Financial Services) were professional, kind and nothing was too much trouble for them in explaining legal processes and financial options pertaining to my husband's estate. Thank you both. ”
“ Very quickly dealt with ”
“ Excellent service, thank you ”
“ Good service - reliable - thank you. ”
“ Kathryn Hughes does your firm great credit. Apart from being very efficient, she displays a kind and caring nature. ”
“ Outstanding service and yes, I would recommend Thomson Hayton Winkley to someone else. ”
“ Looking back at old papers, my family have used your firm that I know of from the 1940's and am pleased to say the same standards of service are still excellent. Thank you once again to all concerned. ”