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.
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.
McRoberts v McRoberts  EWHC 2966 – discharged bankrupt not released from bankruptcy debt arising under an order made in family proceedings (High Court).
“I wanted to personally write and say thank you for your work at short notice obtaining the immediate return of our young grandson to my daughter’s care. [My daughter] said how great you were in Court on the day and the way in which you argued against the orders the father was asking the Court to make.”
“I have put off seeing a Solicitor about my unhappy marriage for years. Having met with you today I wish I had been to see you many years ago.”
“Thank you for working outside office hours to assist me urgently. Your advice was excellent.”
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