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
Kate has written the following articles for Family Law:
Not for sharing: passive growth, post-separation accrual, and post-separation earning capacity’ January  Fam Law 107,
‘Is W v H the beginning of the end of non-matrimonial property?’ January  Fam Law.