Katharine Riley

About Katharine Riley

Katharine Riley is a Legal Director and head of the Will Disputes and Contentious Probate team.

Katharine trained in the City of London and has over 20 years experience dealing with complex dispute resolution. She specialises in all aspects of disputes concerning wills, trusts and inheritance.

Katharine has represented individuals, charities and professional indemnity insurers in a large number of disputes involving wills trusts and probate.

Katharine has extensive experience of advising in relation to challenges to the validity of wills including in relation to testamentary capacity and undue influence, forgery and fraud. She has acted in numerous claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and disputes regarding executors and trustees. She also deals with contentious Court of Protection work.

Katharine is experienced in resolving disputes by Alternative Dispute Resolution, particularly mediation. She has written and lectured on all aspects of contentious probate matters.

"I would really like to thank Katharine for everything she has done for us, and for being so kind and such a big support through the whole process. I’m glad it has now finally come to an end!"
"I ‘interviewed’ several Solicitors before asking Katharine to act on my behalf. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful as well as being polite and sensitive. Katharine was successful in settling matters without having to go to court."
"Katharine Riley is the stand-out lawyer at Field Seymour Parkes. She is extremely approachable, friendly, and knows the law inside out."
"Katharine Riley is passionate about her clients and finding innovative solutions to their disputes."
Legal 500 UK
"Immensely experienced and has a good knowledge of charities"
Legal 500 UK
"Determined and charming"