Katharine is a trainee solicitor in our Property Department, assisting the Head of Department.
Katharine was previously in the Family & Divorce Law Department assisting two Partners. Her family law experience centred on cases with a financial element, some involving domestic violence where she was required to draft and gather evidence for witness statements in a way that helped clients vocalise their experiences concisely and effectively. This involved appearing regularly in court where she enjoyed direct contact with clients and was able to offer them one-on-one support.
Katharine comments: “Domestic violence cases are challenging, but when they end in a positive life-changing outcome for the client they are very rewarding.”
Katharine worked on a highly contested relocation case and private children cases where the allegations included FGM which were being tried in lengthy fact finding hearings.
Katharine read Classics at Royal Holloway University of London, graduating with upper second-class honours. It was in her final year that she studied Ancient Greek law and law courts, compelling her to pursue a career in law.
Prior to completing the GDL and LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management at the University of Law, Guildford, Katharine volunteered in Nepal with sustainable development organisation Raleigh International. Her work also involved trekking across the Ganesh Himal Mountain range whilst educating the local communities on health and sanitation.
During her legal studies, Katharine volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence and enjoyed partaking in Mooting and Surrey Law Society’s Client Interviewing competition.
In her own time, Katharine enjoys exercising and being outdoors. She also holds a great appreciation of the arts, whether visiting museums or trying her hand at drawing and painting.