I am an associate solicitor in the family law team, working with clients who are facing relationship breakdown. I deal with financial divorce settlements, and matters relating to contact with children post-separation.
My clients want practical guidance to help them understand their options and responsibilities.
I provide clear advice on the various options for reaching agreement in a way that is ideally non-confrontational and constructive, including mediation or collaboration.
My clients have the clarity and pragmatic support they need to get through what can be a deeply emotional process, allowing them to move on with their lives.
In addition to divorce settlements, I also have a large practice helping people who are ‘starting out’ in a new relationship. My clients want to protect their assets for the future, through pre or post nuptial agreements or cohabitation agreements. They can expect sound, practical advice, a fair and reasonable agreement to protect their interests and, in what can be a delicate area, the sensitivity to help ensure the process of coming to an agreement goes smoothly.
I am a member of Resolution, the national organisation of specialist family lawyers, and I am also qualified as a Collaborative Practitioner.
Law Society Family Law Accreditation Scheme, collaborative lawyer
Resolution: specialist family lawyer with specialisms in Advanced Financial Provision I and Children Law - Private
"Katy is very approachable and listens to my concerns. She offers excellent advice and represents Moore Blatch in a professional and caring manner." Client
Matrimonial finance specialist Katy Barber, who "is a reliable and thoughtful adviser". Legal 500 2017
Team head Debra Emery and solicitor Katy Barber are 'both very focused - and if litigation occurs, they are a formidable force'. Legal 500 2013
"I just want to say a big thank you for all you and your team have done for me. From day one you said that if I was honest with you things would work out. I can honestly say I did and all I wanted was contact restored with my children. I had them last night and told them that they were staying with me the weekend …. I have you and your team to thank for that" A private client
“Can I take this opportunity to thank you very much for all your help with this matter, it has been extremely stressful at times for me and you have helped alleviate a lot of my concerns along the way” Ms L, private client
"I wanted to let you know that I really do appreciate everything you and your team have done for me during quite a tough period in my life. The support and strength you have given me at times is something which I will always be very grateful for." A private client
"Thanks to you Katy, I have to say that since our first contact I have felt in much safer hands than with the previous firm. You have been accessible throughout and your advice has resulted in finally a 'structure' that the three of us needed. A recommendation I'm glad I followed up!" Mr B, private client
"You have brought me through a difficult time and managed to keep me positive, humorous and always confident. Quite a feat and I thank you from the bottom of my heart Katy" Ms J, private client
"I would like to thank the whole team, especially Kate, who have guided me through this horrendous period of my life and hopefully I can now start to rebuild and become the happy confident person I once was". A private client
"Katy Barber was brilliant, extremely helpful and kept things moving along which was so helpful as it was very drawn out. Katy really helped and she was very pleasant to deal with." A private client
"Katy conducts good quality work in larger and complex private law matters. She is very thorough and establishes a good rapport." Market commentator
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