About Catherine Paget
Catherine Paget is a member of The Society of Will Writers and an Associate member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). She has an MA in Law from Cambridge University. She qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and had a twenty year career in civil litigation.
Catherine's experience equips her to provide sound advice upon how to avoid challenges to your will. She specialised for many years in contested probate disputes and Court of Protection disputes at a major regional law firm. She obtained full membership of the prestigious Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). She lectured on contentious probate to the Institute of Legacy Managers and had articles published in the Trusts and Estates Law Journal, the Family Law Journal, the ACTAPS newsletter and WHICH magazine.
All members of The Society of Will Writers are required to go through stringent vetting procedures. Anyone can call themselves a will writer. You can "do it yourself" with a "kit" from a well-known stationery supplier. Only a professional can ensure that your will is properly drafted and executed. Homemade and badly drafted wills can have disastrous and unintended consequences. In the worst cases they cause more problems and expense for those left behind than if no will had been made at all.