Kate Armstrong

Praised for her thorough and considered client service, Kate is an incisive advocate with a measured and robust approach.  She is able to carefully construct complex arguments and she always communicates her client’s case clearly and effectively.

Family – Private Law

Kate acts for parents, extended family, and children’s guardians in private law disputes.  Kate has experience of complex cases including: removal from the jurisdiction and internal relocation, implacable hostility to contact, fabricated and induced illness, allegations of sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

Matrimonial Finance and Cohabitation Disputes

Kate regularly acts in financial remedy proceedings, representing clients at all stages of proceedings.  Kate is also available to provide written advice prior to issue.  Kate has experience of high net worth cases, family businesses, significant pensions, and cases involving extensive financial conduct and disclosure issues.

In addition to matrimonial finance applications, Kate accepts instructions in TOLATA claims and claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.




North Eastern Circuit



BA (Hons), English and Philosophy (2:1), Durham University, 2007

Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), College of Law 2008

Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding), College of Law 2009


Sir Thomas More Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn, 2008

Prize for Criminal Law (GDL), College of Law, 2008

Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution (BVC), College of Law, 2009

Buchanan Prize For Outstanding Grade On The BVC, Lincoln’s Inn, 2009

Cholmeley Studentship, Lincoln’s Inn, 2009

Other interests

Kate has written the following articles for Family Law:

Not for sharing: passive growth, post-separation accrual, and post-separation earning capacity’ January [2020] Fam Law 107,

‘Is W v H the beginning of the end of non-matrimonial property?’ January [2021] Fam Law.