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 15 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.