Kate is a Director and heads up the Horsham team. She also advises clients in London, Brighton and the South-East, as well as international clients. She is a member of Resolution and a Resolution Accredited Specialist (Complex Financial Remedies and Private Law Children). She is a Resolution trained Mediator.
Kate has been recognised as a Band 1 leading expert by Chambers UK, with the 2022 edition remarking that “Kate is brilliant – both decisive and empathetic, her judgement is superb on how to deal with difficult issues, how far to push things and when to advise her clients to take a step back” and she is “…an outstanding family lawyer who is attentive, warm and kind as well as being a strong advocate who defends her client’s rights and interests.”
She is ranked as a leading individual in the 2021 edition of the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide which remarks: “She is an excellent listener and can really adapt her style to the client she has in front of her.” Other interviewees also praise her client handling skills. One source says: “She brings a wealth of experience in dealing with tricky cases and clients as well as being extremely personable with excellent client care skills.”
“Kate Elliott is simply excellent. Highly intelligent, she gets quickly to the heart of the issues a client is facing and sets about finding solutions. She perseveres until she finds one.” The Legal 500 directory 2022.
In the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 directory, Kate is described as “…excellent. She can navigate through complex cases and difficult facts and move seamlessly into settlement discussions.”
City trained and having worked exclusively in specialist family law practices, including two top tier family law firms, Kate has built an excellent reputation as a highly respected family lawyer. Kate regularly advises clients in relation to complex financial matters involving business assets, inherited wealth, trust assets and pension funds. Kate also has experience in drafting and negotiating pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. She also has considerable experience in international cases with multi-jurisdictional issues.
“Kate Elliott is very level headed. Any client would be overjoyed to have her in their corner.” The Legal 500 2021
Kate also regularly advises in cases involving children matters including parental arrangements, parental responsibility, schooling, matters in which there are safeguarding issues and internal and external relocation.
Kate encourages, wherever possible, negotiated and agreed solutions that focus on minimising conflict and consider the needs of the whole family, in particular, the best interests of children. Kate focuses on the strategic issues in each case to help parties find workable long term solutions that help them to move forward with their lives. Clients have confidence in Kate’s detailed approach, her supportive nature and her determination to achieve the best result for them.
It was Kate’s dedication to finding an alternative route through divorce and separation that compelled her to train as a mediator in 2019. Kate Elliott is wonderful, wise and insightful with great client care skills. She is very adept at resolving cases with a view to minimising conflict. The Legal 500 2021
As a member of Resolution Kate is focused on dealing with cases in accordance with their Code of Practice by advocating a constructive, non-confrontational resolution of family disputes. She was previously a member of the Young Resolution London Committee.
Outside of work Kate enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs, village life and skiing when she gets the chance.