Karen Yates

Role: Solicitor
Dept: Wills & Estate Planning
Location: Preston
Direct Dial: 01772 904263
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Karen is a solicitor with Napthens’ Wills & Estate Planning team based in Preston.  In her role she advises clients on estate planning matters including making and reviewing Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.


An experienced lawyer, Karen has specialised in estate planning for a number of years, having previously been a solicitor in residential conveyancing.


Karen joined Napthens in 2017 having previously worked for a Bolton law firm.  Karen qualified in 2007 and lives in Bury.

Memberships and Awards

Karen is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

More about Karen Yates

How do you like to relax out of work?
I spend a lot of time in the Lake District with my family and have recently taken a dressmaking course so I am enjoying spending my spare time attempting to make my own clothes.

What 3 items would you take with you on a desert island?
Hand sanitiser, a toothbrush & a lifetime’s supply of chocolate.

Name your favourite book?
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey.

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?
Emmeline Pankhurst, Roald Dahl and Queen Elizabeth II.