Kate Stovold - Partner

“She’s got all the qualities you want in a lawyer: she’s so hard-working and dedicated to her clients, she’s not afraid of a fight and she approaches everything analytically.” Chambers UK 2023 and Chambers UK 2024

Contact Kate: [email protected]

Call: 020 7556 2400
Executive Assistant: 020 7556 2495

Kate specialises in the resolution of private family law matters, with a focus on financial claims arising on divorce or separation.  Kate’s practice encompasses a variety of cases, including those with an international element, or involving complex business structures and family trusts, as well as disputes surrounding inherited wealth.  Kate is also experienced in the negotiation and drafting of pre and post-nuptial agreements.

Complementing her specialist knowledge of financial litigation, Kate also advises parents in relation to disputes about the care of and financial provision for their children.  Kate has experience in acting for parents who are seeking to move the family to another part of the country or abroad.

Kate is committed to securing the best outcome for her clients whilst simultaneously recognising the need to preserve family relationships, particularly when there are children involved.  Kate sensitively tailors her advice to reflect the individual circumstances of her clients’ situation and their objectives.

As a member of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers, Kate conducts all matters in a constructive and non-confrontational way to ensure compliance with the Code of Practice. She strongly believes this alleviates tension for clients at an otherwise extremely difficult time.

Whilst Kate has extensive experience of the court process, she also understands the need to consider alternative forms of dispute resolution and will make every effort to settle cases where possible.

Kate was recognised by Legal 500 2020 and 2021 as a ‘Rising Star’ and as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ for 2022 and 2023. She is also ranked in the Chambers UK Guide as ‘Up and Coming’.
Kate was also recognised by Citywealth in its Future Leaders Awards 2022 with Gold for ‘Family Lawyer of the Year – Partner’ and Silver for ‘Outstanding Individual of the Year’.

Recognition 

“Kate Stovold is an excellent lawyer. She is sympathetic, sensitive and committed to her clients, but realistic and strategic in her advice. Her organisation and preparation are excellent, her advice is always on point, and her dedication to reaching a good outcome for her clients is unparalleled.” Legal 500 2024

“Kate Stovold is dedicated, intelligent, and hardworking; absolutely who you want in your corner. She has a fantastic manner with clients and is excellent at what she does, but wears it extremely likely. Can be tough when needed, and won’t be cowed into backing down. A real force of nature.” Legal 500 2024

“Stovold is a strong and personable lawyer who has her client’s best interests at the forefront of her mind.” Chambers HNW 2023 and Chambers UK 2024

Kate is extremely efficient, conscientious and 100% reliable. She is always a pleasure to work with.” Chambers HNW 2023 and Chambers UK 2024

“Kate Stovold is absolutely amazing.” Chambers UK 2023 and Chambers UK 2024

“Kate Stovold is dazzlingly smart; her knowledgeable judgement really shines on a case.” Chambers UK 2023 and Chambers UK 2024

“Kate is calm and collected, and gives advice in a really measured way. She is a very powerful advocate.” Chambers UK 2023 and Chambers UK 2024

“She’s got all the qualities you want in a lawyer: she’s so hard-working and dedicated to her clients, she’s not afraid of a fight and she approaches everything analytically.” Chambers UK 2023 and Chambers UK 2024

“She is one of my favourite people to work with. She is very easy to work with, pragmatic and well prepared. She is intelligent, nice to deal with and fantastic with clients.” Chambers UK 2023 and Chambers UK 2024

Kate Stovold works extremely hard for her clients and rightly gains their trust”. Legal 500 2023

“Kate Stovold – excellent partner, pleasure to work with, exceptionally thorough, strong and clear advice, excellent client manager, papers are always in top order and counsel is thoroughly briefed, great commercial sense and judgment”. Legal 500 2023

“Kate Stovold, a relatively new partner is surely a future star. I have been so impressed with her over the last few years and really believe she has the full skill set. Her client handling is perfect. Her letter writing is the best – perfectly pitched and phrased. Her judgement calls are spot on”. Legal 500 2023

“LMP delivers a stellar service and is particularly good at taking on ‘high risk’ clients- i.e. those with a difficult case to run or for whom funding is often tied up in the assets they are seeking to gain. I can’t speak highly enough of the talents of new partners Ben Stowe and Kate Stovold”. Legal 500 2023

“She’s got all the qualities you want in a lawyer: she’s so hardworking and dedicated to her clients, she’s not afraid of a fight and she approaches everything analytically” Chambers HNW 2022

“She is one of my favourite people to work with. She is very, very easy to work with, pragmatic and well prepared. She is intelligent, nice to deal with and fantastic with clients” Chambers HNW 2022

“Kate Stovold is dazzlingly smart; her knowledgeable  judgement really shines on a case”  Chambers HNW 2022

“Kate Stovold is absolutely amazing”  Chambers HNW 2022

“New partner Kate Stovold is one to watch. Her cases are meticulously prepared and carefully planned. She is calm and reasoned and clients really like her.” Legal 500 2022

“Kate Stovold is excellent. She manages her client’s expectations well and she adopts a bespoke and pragmatic strategy depending upon each client’s needs.” Legal 500 2022

“Very good attention to detail and also recently promoted to partner.” Legal 500 2022

“A real pleasure to work with. Her cases are beautifully prepared and she is a pleasure to work with. It feels like a team effort when working with Kate.” Legal 500 2022

“Kate Stovold has an effortless class about her approach to clients and cases. Her work is meticulous.” Legal 500 2022

‘Kate Stovold is a joy to work with for her complete commitment and passion.’ Legal 500 2021

‘Kate works tirelessly and meticulously on every case. Never loses sight of the bigger picture. She is disarmingly approachable and enviably efficient.’ Legal 500 2020

Education

College of Law, Guildford: Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course (2006 – 2008)

University of Leeds: BA History (2003 – 2006)

Wellington College – Sixth Form (2001 – 2003)

Career

Levison Meltzer Pigott (2017 – present; promotion to Partner in April 2021)

Trethowans (2014 – 2017; promotion to Associate in 2016)

Barlow Robbins (2010 – 2014; qualification to Solicitor in 2012) 

Kate is a member of

Resolution

Vice Chair of Hampshire YRES (former) 

Co Chair OW Law Careers Opportunity Group [alumni group for Old Wellingtonians]

Publications

The Review, February 2018: Prenuptial agreements: Radmacher and beyond

Kate writes for Vantage Point – a magazine circulated to families and businesses in Kate’s home town of Farnham in Surrey. You can read her latest article here.

Felicity Cox
Kate's Executive Assistant

Please email Felicity at:
[email protected]

Felicity's Direct Dial
020 7556 2495