Kate is an experienced solicitor who has specialised in all aspects of family law for over 8 years. She has a strong focus on resolving disputes in a conciliatory and non-confrontational manner. Kate is experienced in advising on a broad spectrum of family law matters including divorce, financial matters arising on relationship breakdown, pre-nuptial agreements and issues relating to the care of children.

As an active member of Resolution, she has experience in a variety of alternative dispute resolution methods, including guiding clients through mediation, hybrid mediation and arbitration. Kate also has expertise in navigating the court process where required.

Notable work highlights

  • Advising a father in contested child arrangement proceedings where the mother had a long history of mental health difficulties.  The mother lost capacity during the proceedings and the father was able to secure a final order that the child reside with him.
  • Acting for the husband in contested financial remedy proceedings involving a family business and significant pension assets.
  • Advising a wife in financial remedy proceedings and securing a favourable settlement at a private FDR hearing, avoiding the cost and delay of a contested final hearing in the court process.
  • Securing a pension sharing order for a wife against the husband’s UK pensions following an overseas divorce (in the US) under part III Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1984.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Resolution.
  • Mental Health First Aider.
  • Dragonfly Champion.

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