Katherine Kelsey

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‘She is extremely well prepared and great with the clients. She is second to none at preparing paperwork, and she’s very good at grasping the nettle of a complicated point’
Chambers and Partners 2015

KK smallKatherine Kelsey specialises in the following areas of Family Law:

Financial Remedies: Advising and acting in all areas of matrimonial finance. Experience in dealing with complex cases involving high net worth and high profile individuals.

Other Financial Relief: Advising and acting in relation to claims brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

UK_leading_individual_2014Private Law Children: Advising and acting in all areas of private law proceedings. Experience in dealing with complex cases involving internal and external relocation and intractable contact disputes.

Katherine is also a qualified Mediator.



What the directories say:

Katherine is ranked in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 for both finance and children work.

Chambers and Partners 2014 ‘Recommended for both her matrimonial finance and private children law expertise…”She is extremely competent and can handle complex cases beyond her years of experience. She is industrious and insightful in her written work, and in her preparation for court. She also has excellent client-handling skills’

Legal 500 2014  Katherine is ‘Experienced in cases involving the assertion of third-party interests and intervenors’ and ‘Recommended for all types of private law proceedings’

Cases of Interest:

  • Rubin v Rubin [2014] EWHC 611 (Fam)
  • MAP v MFP [2015] EWHC 627 (Fam)

Appointments and Memberships:

  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of Resolution
  • Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Member of the Lincoln’s Inn Denning Society
  • Member of the South Eastern Circuit


Katherine regularly gives lectures and seminars on legal topics. 


  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements: The Approach of the Courts Following Radmacher v Granatino (June 2012)
  • High Net Worth Divorces (March 2013)
  • Matrimonial Consent Orders and Drafting: A Practical Guide (July 2013)
  • Variation of Maintenance (January 2013)
  • Schedule 1 and CSA (January 2013)
  • Legal Services Orders (July 2014)
  • Freezing Orders and Other Emergency Injunctions (September 2014)


  • Addiction: A Practical and Tactical Approach (March 2012)
  • Private Law Children Update (March 2012)
  • Children & Families Act 2014 (April 2014)
  • Internal & External Relocation: Are we at a crossroads? (September 2014)

Katherine also writes articles and other materials for Jordan Publishing, Resolution and Practical Law.

Qualifications and awards:

  • Greyfriars Hall,Oxford University – BA (Hons) Jurisprudence
  • Inns of Court School of Law – Bar Vocational Course
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Eastham Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)