Kathy Trist



Specialism: Building Disputes, Business Disputes, Commercial Litigation, Contested Probate, Employment, Family Money Disputes, Landlord & Tenant, Professional Negligence, Property Disputes

Location: Exeter

Telephone: 01392 848922

Email: kathy.trist@everys.co.uk

About Kathy Trist

Kathy is a Partner and Head of Property & Commercial Litigation. She is based at the Exeter office but travels as and when required to see clients at all of Everys’ West Country offices.
Kathy has dealt with most areas of litigation in her 20 years’ experience.  Her particular area of expertise is in Property Disputes, and she is familiar with concerns that face both owners and occupiers of commercial and residential properties. Kathy frequently advises clients where there are challenges regarding boundaries, rights of way, party walls, nuisance, trespass, and misrepresentation claims.

Kathy enjoys dealing with the more complex commercial contractual disputes and advises clients in resolving complex disputes between shareholders and/or directors.  Particularly interesting are the cases where serious allegations of company/director misfeasance are involved, and it is imperative that the consequential advice and assistance is swift to protect the company.

Kathy also advises on the meaning and implications of the wording in contracts, title documents, leases, and notices, and, in certain circumstances, the validity of the same.

Kathy is an accredited Civil Mediator and utilises this additional skill set when advising and representing her clients.

Kathy qualified as a Legal Executive in 2001 and then as a solicitor in 2004.  She joined Everys in June 2018, having worked locally since qualification.  Kathy is a member of the Property Litigators Association, a member of the Civil Mediation Council, and is also Chair of the Devon and Somerset Law Society Panel of Mediators.


"Kathy has been exceptional! Her ability to break down the terminology used from the other side so that I understand the process, has been fantastic. All dealings with Kathy and her team have been comforting in a way that I have never felt more looked after. She is an absolute credit to the firm and she will continue to be my go to for legal advice and support. "