Kate is a highly regarded specialist family law barrister. She is a popular junior acting in financial remedy and private law children cases, cohabitation claims and domestic violence disputes. With a full spectrum practice, clients can benefit from retaining Kate in respect of a range of family law issues. In addition to her own busy practice, she is regularly led by silks.

Kate is personable and empathetic with her clients. She is hardworking and gives pragmatic and intelligent advice. Outside the court room Kate is a robust and effective negotiator. In court she is a persuasive advocate and accomplished cross-examiner. Kate’s skills and approach lead to her instruction by a broad range of clients including very high net worth individuals and high-profile personalities.

Kate is a highly regarded barrister specialising in all areas of family finance work. She regularly deals with complex cases involving substantial assets, disputed valuations, non-disclosure and/or dissipation of assets, assets held off-shore, interveners and enforcement. Her cases often have an international element, including jurisdiction disputes and claims brought after a foreign divorce. She routinely acts in Schedule 1 cases and accepts instructions in appeals to the Child Support Tribunal.

Cases of interest

G v G (Financial Remedies: Strike Out) Family Law Journal July 2012
Mohan v Mohan [2013] EWCA Civ 586

Kate has an excellent reputation for her private law children work. Her practice includes cases involving the most serious allegations against parents, intractable contact disputes and parental alienation, relocation cases and international contact. She has significant experience in cross examining experts. She advises clients nationally and internationally and has spent considerable periods working in Jersey.

Kate advises and acts for parents in child abduction proceedings.

Reputation & Awards

Kate is described as a ‘star of the future who will be a major player’.

Spear’s Rising Stars 2014 – Outstanding in Field (Family Law)

Awards and Scholarships

Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn)
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Lord Haldane Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

Education

Solihull School
St. John’s College, Oxford University – MA Human Sciences
BPP – Post Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP – Bar Vocational Course

Professional Memberships

Member of the Family Law Bar Association
Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Member of the Denning Society

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