Katherine advises and acts in all areas of matrimonial finance. She has experience in dealing with complex cases involving high net worth and high profile individuals. She also advises and acts in relation to claims brought under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
Katherine advises and acts in all areas of private law children work. She has experience in dealing with complex cases involving internal and external relocation and intractable contact disputes.
Katherine is also a qualified Mediator.
Katherine is regarded as a leading barrister specialising in all areas of matrimonial finance. Her thorough preparation and excellent standards in both oral and written advocacy mean that she is well regarded by clients and Judges alike. She often deals with complex cases involving high net worth and high profile individuals and she also acts in claims brought under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. Katherine has appeared as a junior in a number of complex, high value cases and on her own against leading counsel. She regularly prepares and delivers lectures on topics relating to matrimonial finance
- DN v UD (Sch 1 Children Act: Capital Provision)  EWHC 627 (Fam)
- Rubin v Rubin  EWHC 611 (Fam)
- MAP v MFP  EWHC 627 (Fam)
Katherine has a strong reputation as a leading barrister specialising in private children work. Her excellent interpersonal skills allow her to instil confidence in clients who are often understandably anxious about the proceedings they are involved in. She has particular experience in dealing with complex cases involving internal and external relocation, allegations of abuse, parental alienation and expert evidence. She is particularly well regarded for her tactical instincts and robust cross-examination. Katherine has represented a number of high profile clients and appears with and against leading counsel. She regularly prepares and delivers lectures on topics relating to private law children.
Katherine is an experienced mediator who assists in resolving both financial and child related disputes
Reputation & Awards
She has a quite amazing ability to be incredibly nice. Everyone comes out of court feeling positive including the other parties, and yet we always end up getting what we want. She just has the knack of convincing the other party and the court that our approach is correct.CHAMBERS & PARTNERS 2018
“She’s excellent with tricky finance cases and her advocacy is very engaging. At all times she’s completely unflappable.” Chambers & Partners 2020: Leading Junior in Matrimonial Finance & Children
“Well prepared, tenacious and practical – she has it all.” Chambers & Partners 2020: Leading Junior in Matrimonial Finance & Children
‘Has a great ability to build rapport with clients in conference; is a forceful and compassionate advocate ’ – Legal 500 2019: Leading Junior in Children Law
‘Excellent with tricky finances cases; her advocacy is very engaging and she is completely unflappable’ Legal 500 2019: Leading Junior in Financial Remedy
“She is brilliant with clients…A class act” The Legal 500, 2018
‘…We always end up getting what we want. She just has the knack of convincing the other party and the court that our approach is correct.’- Chambers & Partners, 2018
‘She is immensely user-friendly and a very sound family lawyer whose all-round skills belie her relatively low level of call. She produces first-class paperwork and will go far.’ – Chambers & Partners, 2017
‘Her preparation is excellent, which gives the client great confidence… She is experienced and has a calm, authoritative manner greatly appreciated by clients.’ – Legal 500, 2017
‘She is extremely thorough in her preparation and able to manage client expectations well…Great at putting clients at ease.’ – Legal 500, 2016
Chambers & Partners – Leading Barrister
Legal 500 – Leading Individual
Awards and Scholarships
Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn)
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Eastham Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Ilford Ursuline High School
Greyfriars Hall,Oxford University – BA (Hons) Jurisprudence
Inns of Court School of Law – Bar Vocational Course
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