Kate is an experienced and specialist family law FMC Accredited mediator, qualifying in 2012. Kate has trained with Resolution and National Family Mediation. Kate is also a qualified Psychotherapist.
Kate worked as a family solicitor for several years, representing spouses and parents. Kate was a recommended lawyer in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of the Legal 500. Kate is no longer practising as a family solicitor.
Why work with Kate?
Kate is described as empathic, engaging and calm in mediation. Kate provides a safe space for couples to discuss important and difficult topics. Kate’s guidance and structure helps separated couples to move discussions on that might have become stuck.
Kate’s strength comes from her wide experience working as a lawyer and more recently her therapeutic training. Working with a legal mediator is a cost-saving benefit to clients going through separation as the couple can hear the same legal information about family law and divorce proceedings together. Kate’s legal experience brings awareness of the different options and the common areas of conflict which can arise following a separation.
Kate’s training in Psychotherapy enhances her skills and understanding of parental and couple relationships, and the loss that can felt following a relationship breakdown. Part of the mediation process will likely bring up some difficult feelings for clients and Kate is well-placed to help clients work together in the hope that it feels less fraught and more amicable.
Kate works with parents after divorce who are struggling to communicate. This is where co-parent mediation can demonstrate its added value as it not only helps ease the transition from a divorcing couple to a co-parent couple but can also help parents manage new situations that arise such as blended families and new partners. Mediation offers the possibility for parents to improve their communication, which is essential for the well-being of the children and for the parents themselves.
Kate graduated from Law at King’s College London.
Kate is a member of Resolution and is registered with the Family Mediation Council. Kate is an FMCA mediator and her URN is 0305A.