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Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith
Senior Consultant Solicitor in Family Law

Kate is an experienced solicitor having practised solely in the field of family law since she qualified in 2006. She is a member of Resolution and an Accredited Specialist in children matters and complex financial cases, arising from divorce, where the income is high and assets substantial both in the UK and internationally.  

She is also adept in dealing with circumstances where the parties are not married or where protective injunctions may be required as a result of domestic violence. 

Kate understands that her clients seek her assistance at what is often a very difficult time. She always puts their needs, and those of the children, at the forefront, if the case. 

She upholds the Resolution ethos of settling cases, where possible, away from the court arena in a cost-effective, constructive and timely manner. Where this is not possible, she is a skilled litigator, providing robust, clear and strategic advice to her clients. When it becomes necessary to involve other professionals in a case, such as Counsel, forensic accountants, pension experts, financial advisors, tax experts, mediators or family consultants Kate is able to draw on her network of contacts in order to best serve her clients objectives.  

Clients like Kate’s friendly, professional and dedicated approach to their cases and her supportive and sympathetic manner. 

Before joining Setfords, Kate was a Partner at a regional Family Law firm, where she was Head of the Guildford office. Kate also writes articles and legal commentary for external publication has appeared on several radio programmes discussing a variety of family law-related topics and is a skilled public speaker. 

Kate is happy to meet with clients both in person, on the telephone, or remotely. 

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