Kate Barnett



"Diligent and compassionate"

Legal 500

"Absolutely fantastic"

Previous Client

Kate has a breadth of experience in all areas of family law, with a particular interest in financial matters and international relocation proceedings (applications brought by parents to move their children overseas) as well as general child arrangements.

She is regularly involved in financial cases involving complex assets and family business interests, as well as re-negotiation of existing maintenance orders. This can involve highly detailed work retracing changes in legal principles and personal circumstances. She is also experienced and regularly instructed in advising on pre- and post-marital agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Before joining us in 2015, she worked in the family team at Irwin Mitchell for 10 years, initially as a paralegal and then later qualifying as a solicitor in 2012.

Kate studied Law and Criminology at Cardiff University and took her professional examinations at the College of Law in London, where she gained a distinction. She is a member of Resolution.


  • Kate acted for a wife/ mother successfully obtaining a without notice non-molestation order that protected her and her children from her ex- partner, and secured an occupation order so they could return home safely.
  • Acted for a father successfully appealing a Child Arrangements Order, so he could spend more time with his children.
  • Successfully defended an application made by the mother to change the child’s school.
  • Secured an increase of spousal & child maintenance orders, re-negotiating a previously agreed order to secure shares of future bonuses.  

Professional Testimonials

Client Testimonials


These are some of Kate's testimonials from family law professionals, previous clients and journals that regularly review practising lawyers.

  • Making a name for herself. Diligent and compassionate, clients really warm to her. Legal 500, 2020
  • I wish all lawyers were as professional and efficient as you. I would recommend your services without any hesitation. Previous Client
  • Thank you very much for your help as it made things clearer for me and greatly reduced my stress. As a result, my ex and I were able to retain a good relationship, which is essential for the well-being of our son. Previous Client
  • With your help, I managed to find a safe place for myself and my son, retain my job and sanity but most importantly, retain hope! You have done so much more than just being my solicitor and you have been a solid support to me, throughout the whole process. Previous Client