Katie is a Partner in the Family team.
She is experienced in all aspects of divorce, with an emphasis on the resolution of financial matters following the breakdown of a relationship and on arrangements for the care and arrangements for children.
Her specialism lies in complex and high value divorces, often involving public figures, business owners and entrepreneurs. She specialises in cases where family money is tied up in businesses, trusts, offshore accounts or foreign assets. Katie also acts where divorcing parents intend to live in different countries and there are child relocation issues or the possibility of child abduction.
In addition, Katie works collaboratively with our private client, tax, corporate and employment teams when advising on all aspects of financial settlements to ensure that each client gets a rounded and indepth level of advice and where appropriate, on the use and enforceability of pre and post nuptial agreements as a means of attempting to ring-fence existing wealth or a future expectation of inherited wealth.
Having previously worked as a family law barrister, Katie has extensive experience in all aspects of family law proceedings. She also has experience in obtaining injunctions to keep details of divorce settlements out of the press.
Katie’s clients are high-net-worth individuals and include many well-known sports and media personalities, business owners, entrepreneurs, wealthy families and owners of landed estate.
Recent examples of how Katie has supported clients include:
- obtaining a press injunction for a client who was keen to keep details of their divorce settlement out of the public domain;
- advising a client whose main assets where in a foreign jurisdiction, involving complex corporate and tax considerations; and
- successfully shielding a family trust with international assets against the former spouse of a beneficiary who attempted to claim a share in the trust’s assets as part of their divorce settlement.