Kate Huyton

Areas of law:

Civil Law

Family Law

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Kate, since her call to the Bar in 1999, initially practised on the Western Circuit and since 2003 has been based on the Northern Circuit at Oriel Chambers. With 21 years experience Kate is not only a strong advocate but also a sound adviser on matrimonial and civil matters.

Kate has a wealth of experience in advising spouses in relation to their financial settlement during the divorce process. She has acted for high net worth individuals, professionals and family business owners. Kate undertakes all aspects of work involved in financial remedy claims such as advising at the outset of claim, maintenance pending suit applications, section 37 applications, variations and enforcement, through to final hearings.

Kate also undertakes cases pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 for unmarried parents to claim financial provision for their children.

Kate’s financial remedy practice is complemented by work in the civil courts advising and representing cohabiting couples in ToLATA claims. Kate advises in estoppel and equitable accounting claims. Kate has expertise in advising on prospects of success, drafting pleadings, case management hearings and representation throughout the process to trial.

Kate regularly lectures on her specialist topics to other professionals alone or with colleagues. She has provided SRA accredited training to solicitors.

Kate is Head of Equality and Diversity at Oriel Chambers and is committed alongside Chambers with creating a diverse workforce which is accessible to all.

Kate is a Mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation and also takes part in outreach work to under-represented groups.

Kate is a pupil supervisor and enjoys devoting time to training the future member of the Bar. 

Outside of work Kate enjoys supporting Liverpool FC, running, socialising and is a committed Gin taster.

Kate Huyton



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Kate Huyton


Areas of Law

Matrimonial Finance
Inheritance Act Claims
Court of Protection
Civil Law


John Gray ‘ has a persuasive, charismatic style in the courtroom. Judges respect him.’

John Gray - Legal 500

Paul Brant is “Extremely adaptable and client-friendly". "He has particular expertise in financial litigation matters" and "experienced across a breadth of commercial matters. ”

Paul Brant - Legal 500

Richard Bradley is Extremely approachable, accessible and well prepared” "Forceful, knowledgeable and well-respected" - "Extremely approachable, accessible and well prepared" - "Technically very able"

Richard Bradley - Legal 500

John Gray ‘ has a persuasive, charismatic style in the courtroom. Judges respect him.’

John Gray - Legal 500

Peter Cowan is an extremely established disease practitioner. He is a sensible negotiator who is well prepared in court and in demand in the market.” “Very thorough and experienced.”

Peter Cowan - Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020

"Expertise in a range of matrimonial finance matters. She is also recognised for her expertise in TOLATA cases".

Kate Huyton - Legal 500

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