Kate Rayner

Kate Rayner

Partner & Head of Thomas Mansfield Family Law

01892 337544 / 07818 221844
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Kate is a Partner and Head of Thomas Mansfield Family Law. As a specialist family lawyer with over 25 years’ experience dealing exclusively in family law, Kate brings a wealth of expertise to her cases.

Kate deals with all aspects of family law specialising in financial cases with substantial income and capital often involving family run businesses, trust structures and overseas assets and both matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets. She regularly advises on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

She also acts for parents in domestic children cases.

She is accredited as a family law specialist by Resolution with particular expertise in dealing with financial divorce settlements and arrangements for children post separation. She is also a trained collaborative lawyer.

Kate focuses on achieving practical solutions for her clients and her objective is to understand what her clients want to achieve and deliver the outcome which enables them to move on with their lives.

Kate is recognised in the Legal 500 for her “calm and professional” manner.

Kate Rayner previously headed up the regional office of a national family law firm and is responsible for the ongoing development of the family team at Thomas Mansfield Solicitors.

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Client testimonials

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
Reshma was amazing with my initial consulting. She broke down the step by step process which I needed to take to move forward in my situation. I would definitely highly recommend.
Client, UK
From the minute I walked through the door I was greeted with a warm welcome. This helped put me at ease during a meeting that potentially was very daunting and difficult. Susi was kind, listened intently and offered very professional and informative advice.
Client, UK
Thomas Mansfield has an established reputation for providing excellent representation and client care, while keeping fee levels transparent and reasonable.
Legal 500, 2022
Reshma was highly recommended to me by a friend. She has great knowledge and was able to answer all my questions in a way that didn’t feel overwhelming despite their sensitive nature... I felt empowered and have a far greater idea of what to expect going forward and how we will achieve the best outcome.
Client, UK
Kate was very helpful and amazing throughout. Very attentive and patient with explaining things in simpler format, to enable better reasoning behind the entire process...
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
Excellent matrimonial and family law advisors and advocates.
Client, UK
All the staff I had dealings were very professional and approachable. I would highly recommend Thomas Mansfield Family Law.
Client, UK
Kate and her team are no nonsense and understanding. They smoothly navigated me through the turmoil. Kate is empathetic, to the point and efficient, at the same time as being on your side.
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
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
TM Family Law have given great advice, clear explanations and been very thorough and professional in their work.
Client, UK
The team have been amazing, explained everything along the way and gave me great advice with my international divorce.
Client, France
Efficient team, easy to work with – they have gone above and beyond to help in my case.
Client, UK
Service and efficiency. Compassion and transparency
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
Their responses are always prompt and the team is attentive.
Client, UK
Thomas Mansfield Solicitors ‘has expertise and great strength in all areas of family law’, with ‘solicitors of outstanding ability at a range of fee levels to meet the client’s circumstances.’
Legal 500, 2023
Great service and advice received throughout the entire divorce process.
Client, UK