Kate is an experienced and specialist family law mediator, qualifying in 2012, and one of only a few mediators in Sevenoaks. Kate has trained with Resolution and National Family Mediation. Kate completed a foundation course in Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2018.
Kate has worked as a family solicitor in London and Kent for over 12 years, representing spouses and parents. Kate was a recommended lawyer in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of the Legal 500. In 2016 Kate became a consultant solicitor and quickly developed a successful legal practice in Sevenoaks through personal referrals. In January 2019, Kate founded Lovegrove Mediation Service, a dedicated service for Sevenoaks. Kate has helped many separating and divorcing couples and parents locally.
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.
Working with a legal mediator is a huge 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 perspectives and the common areas of conflict which can arise following a separation.
Kate’s ongoing clinical training in London as an Individual and Couples Psychodynamic counsellor enhances her skills and understanding of the couple relationship and psychological processes following a relationship breakdown.