Congratulations are in order!

We love some good news at IDR, especially when it comes through the achievements of our team. Earlier this month Kate Wooton qualified as a solicitor – (whoop!) well done Kate!  

Kate is the first of three to complete her training contract with IDR Law, soon to be followed by Trainee Solicitor, Chloe Healeas, who has recently completed her Professional Legal Practice Course.  

What was Kate’s route to becoming a contentious probate solicitor?  

Kate’s career in law didn’t start out on the traditional route. Kate started her career as a receptionist in 2014, after graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Psychology degree. Before long, Kate was offered a role as a Paralegal and as they say, the rest is history.  

Kate has always been interested in a career in law, but it was a personal experience that drew her to this niche area. Kate’s family were involved in a will dispute, which was later reported in the Court. Aware of the emotional toll these matters can take on families, Kate draws on her experience to support her clients and always approaches matters with sensitivity and compassion.   

Knowing that she wanted to become a solicitor, Kate set about putting her ambitions into motion in 2016. By 2018 she had completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and by 2020 she had completed her Professional Legal Practice Course (Masters), all whilst working full time as a Paralegal. It wasn’t always easy juggling full time work and university, but it was made possible whilst working at IDR Law, where Kate received a huge amount of support from her team.  

Kate has recently completed her training contract and has now qualified as a Solicitor. She is excited to develop her career further at IDR Law all whilst developing her skills and specialist knowledge in contentious probate.  

“I am grateful to Martin for the opportunities provided at IDR Law and to the whole team for their continued support throughout my career so far and helping to get me to this point. I am very much looking forward to my future in law.” 

How does IDR Law support the profession?  

IDR Law was set up with the sole purpose of resolving inheritance dispute, its all we do. We are therefore dedicated to training aspiring contentious probate solicitors to become experts in their field.  

To assist with this we have set up the IDRU a ‘university’ style online learning platform, providing bespoke training and support to the IDR team. The modules and training sessions are designed to help and support all colleagues no matter what their role or ambition. It also ensures that everyone has access to the tools to make them great at their jobs and support them in any career path progression they choose.  

We build on this to support the wider probate community and as part of our giving something back we are also offering these bespoke training sessions via our IDR Network, our free referral and support scheme.  

IDRN members can access selected legal information and guidance to support their business and clients. Training sessions are continually being developed and each month, IDRU will highlight a webinar or training session alongside commentary from IDR Law. In addition, IDRN members can access bitesize explainers and case analysis undertaken by IDR colleagues. 

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