Kate Denham Family Law Solicitor

Kate Denham


01483 957220 / 07767 975823
[email protected]

Kate is a Partner at Thomas Mansfield and heads up the family team at the Guildford branch.

Kate has over twenty years’ experience as a Solicitor and can advise on all areas of family law relating to the breakdown of a marriage, civil partnership or cohabiting relationship as well as financial provision for the children of unmarried parents. Kate has experience in acting for clients which involve complex matters or substantial assets or where there is a family business or trust element.

Kate is also experienced in advising on bespoke agreements aimed at preserving wealth both pre and post marriage including cohabitation agreements.

Kate can advise on all issues which may arise in relation to private law children matters including arrangements for the children on the parents’ separation, wardship, adoption, child relocation in the UK and international leave to remove.

Praised by The Legal 500 for her “arm and sympathetic manner with clients”, Kate is committed to dealing with the consequences of relationship breakdown in a constructive and sensitive way, with an emphasis on a cost-effective resolution. Her experience enables her to understand a client’s precise need and assist them in making the right decision to facilitate the best outcome.

If required Kate liaises with other professionals to deliver solution-based advice and strategies.

Kate’s clients are based both in the UK and international jurisdictions.

Reported cases

McRoberts v McRoberts [2012] EWHC 2966 – discharged bankrupt not released from bankruptcy debt arising under an order made in family proceedings (High Court).

Qualifications / Memberships

  • LLB, Law, Brunel University, West London
  • Law Society Final Examination at the College of Law, Guildford
  • Member of the Law Society
  • Member of Resolution

Client testimonials

These past few months have been extremely stressful, but knowing Hollie is there to help me navigate these difficult divorce waters has helped me immensely.
Client, UK
Kate's advice was excellent and nothing was too much trouble - she worked outside office hours to assist me urgently.
Client UK
Reshma was available to listen at a time when I needed the reassurance. From our initial chats her expertise and confidence were enough to put my mind at rest.
Client, UK
Thomas Mansfield has a very strong presence in the South East/Kent with offices in a very wide range of towns and across London.
Legal 500, 2022
I really cannot thank Kate enough. There is no way I would be in the position I am now without her help and expertise.
Client, UK
Service and efficiency. Compassion and transparency
Client, UK
Thomas Mansfield has an exceptional and highly collaborative team. Whenever my key point of contact has been away, issues are quickly picked up and dealt with by other members of the team, all of whom appear to have a great, collective and collaborative understanding of their clients’ issues.
Client, UK
Efficient team, easy to work with – they have gone above and beyond to help in my case.
Client, UK
TM Family Law have given great advice, clear explanations and been very thorough and professional in their work.
Client, UK
Fantastic service, fast response. Would recommend TM to anybody looking for legal assistance.
Client, UK
The process of a getting divorced is unpleasant and unfamiliar, and so it is important to have quality, compassionate and clear advice. Thomas Mansfield offered this in abundance and together we were able to navigate the unsavoury business as efficiently and as effectively possible.
Client, UK
I had put off seeing a solicitor about my unhappy marriage for years but Kate put me at ease and inspired confidence to move forward.
Client UK
Their advice is always excellent, behaviour is always professional, and you genuinely feel they want they best for the client as opposed to making money from them.
Client, UK
My experience of dealing with individuals at the firm is that they demonstrate a great amount of empathy, care and tact at dealing with tricky family law issues. Susi Gillespie in particular continually demonstrates a firm, yet sensitive approach, which is gratefully appreciated.
Client, UK
Great service and advice received throughout the entire divorce process.
Client, UK
The customer service was reliable, efficient and friendly. The legal advice received was good, and reflected in court. The lead on the case was available for phone calls, and easily contactable... Although a lengthy procedure, a final fair and successful result.
Client, UK
Excellent matrimonial and family law advisors and advocates.
Client, UK
The family team at Thomas Mansfield are a group of excellent lawyers who provide the best possible mix of knowledge, invaluable experience, sound and reliable advice, efficiency, commitment and support.
Legal 500, 2023
Their responses are always prompt and the team is attentive.
Client, UK
Simplicity, listening and professionalism! At a very stressful time (involving French and UK laws) the whole process was made clear, helpful and concise.
Client, UK & France