Personal Profile

Kate is a Legal Director in the Family department.  She specialises in all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on financial issues following divorce. Kate also advises on cohabitation disputes and private law children matters, including applications for leave to remove children from the jurisdiction. She is experienced in advising on pre and post-marital agreements and cohabitation agreements.

A trained collaborative lawyer, she is also a member of Resolution and sits on the Resolution Skills and Support Committee.

Kate frequently contributes to legal journals, including Family Law Journal.

Key Experience

  • MAP v MFP [2015] WEHC 627 (Fam) - Representing the husband in a case with assets, including a very successful family business, of £25m. The wife sought an add-back of £1.5million in respect of the husband's spending over a two year period. Following a final hearing at the High Court, the judge found that although the husband had overspent significantly, this was not done with the intention of reducing the wife's client, and so would not be added back.
  • Weiner v Weiner [2010] EWHC 1843
  • D v D and Others and the I Trust [2009] EWHC 3062 (Fam)

Career History

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Irwin Mitchell
Solicitor, Speechly Bircham
Solicitor, Fisher Meredith
University of Sussex, BA (Hons)
College of Law, PGDL and LPC