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 is a ‘Next Generation Partner’ for 2022.