Katherine believes that it is important to provide clients with strong representation whilst providing realistic advice and an open and approachable client relationship.
Katherine has represented both parents and children in private law proceedings. She has particular experience of intractable contact disputes and has a child focused approach. She has represented applicants and respondents in International Relocation cases. Katherine has experience of surrogacy cases and cases involving same-sex parents.
In public law cases, Katherine represents parents, children and Local Authorities. She works hard for clients whilst adopting a friendly approach. She has undertaken cases involving domestic abuse, neglect, mental health issues and drug and alcohol misuse. She has appeared in cases in the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC). Katherine is also trained in Mental Health Review Tribunal Work and welcomes cases of this nature.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Katherine worked for the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) in both their legal department and within their contact services. She undertook direct work with children and young people with respect to their wishes and feelings and assisted in the supervision of contact. She has considerable experience of difficult private law cases and has meant that she has worked with parents, various professionals and has appeared in many cases on behalf of children.
BA (Hons) University of Leeds
GDL BPP Law School
BVC Manchester Metropolitan University
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children