Specialist Practice Areas
- Family Law
Financial Cases particularly:
- Where there is high net worth
- Cases involving foreign assets
- Cases involving businesses or complex financial arrangements
- Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements
Private Children Act cases including:
- Internal and external relocation
- Prohibited steps/specific issues
Kathryn qualified as a Solicitor in 1995. She joined Machins Solicitors in Berkhamsted as a Partner in 2000, having previously practised in Cheltenham then Aylesbury. She became a Partner in Machins following the merger of the two firms in May 2012. Kathryn is a Member of Resolution, a qualified Resolution Collaborative Lawyer and a Member of the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Panel with specialist accreditations in Financial Remedies in Divorce and Complex Asset cases.
Kathryn is the Head of the Private Family Law Department for both Berkhamsted and Luton, and Compliance Officer for Legal Practice.
Sumner and Tabor Solicitors’s team is ‘very responsive’ and ‘determined to meet the needs of its clients’. The practice primarily advises high net-worth individuals, its client base including a mix of bankers, business owners and entrepreneurs, and it regularly utilises mediation, arbitration and collaborative law to settle complex financial remedy cases. The team is headed by ‘expert leader’ Kathryn Ainsworth who is ‘forward-thinking and really has her finger on the pulse of each case’. ‘Excellent mediator’ and ‘collaborative practitioner’ Richard Phillips, who joined from IBB in 2016, brings significant dispute resolution and family law expertise to the department. Legal 500 2017
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