Katy has over 19 years’ experience of practising all areas of family law, particularly in relation to finances (including property disputes) and arrangements concerning children and also including cohabitation disputes and injunctions. Katy has practised at two major firms as a family lawyer in Bristol and Portishead, and founded ‘Harbour Family Law’ in 2013 to provide a specialist niche service to family law clients across the UK. Katy is the Director of Harbour Family Law Limited.
Katy has specialised in Collaborative law since its introduction in 2005. Since that time, she has seen the enormous benefits that Collaborative practice can provide to individuals going through family difficulties.
Katy is a member of the Bristol Collaborative family ‘pod’ of Solicitors and other Collaborative professionals, such as Family Therapists and Pensions Experts. Please visit their website to find out more about how Collaborative practice can help couples facing divorce or separation: www.collaborativefamilylawyers.co.uk
Katy has been a member of Resolution since qualifying as a solicitor in 2000. Resolution is the organisation for family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members of Resolution follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems, encouraging solutions that consider the needs of the whole family – and in particular the best interests of children www.resolution.org.uk. Katy has also served as a committee member for the local Bristol Resolution group, supporting the local legal community in relation to family law.
“Katy’s professional, consistent and measured manner gave me a sense of security and focus during some emotional and fraught moments. Her sensitive, human and calm approach were invaluable when negotiating and finalising a complicated financial agreement. The divorce process has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to face and I would wholeheartedly recommend Family Harbour Law to anyone in the same position. Thanks again Katy.”
– Divorce and Finances client.
“Katy provided a first class, professional, intuitive and truly collaborative service. Katy is realistic, fair and gave me a very solid overview to the process of a collaborative divorce right from the word go. Whilst remaining professional throughout the process Katy has a great sense of humour, which is helpful through the tough bits and showed great experience in her field and exuded empathy throughout the process. Their offices are comfortable and calming and you can park right outside! Thanks Katy, although hoping not to need you too soon!”
– Divorce and Finances client, Collaborative.
“I wish to thank Katy and her team for handling my unique and highly emotive case with professionalism and care. When my ex-partner decided she wanted to move abroad with our children I had an initial meeting with Katy. I was left feeling comforted that with her help I had the best chance of reaching the happiest possible resolution for everyone. Throughout my case I always felt Katy was on-hand when I had questions and concerns and am very happy with her advice and expertise. I also feel she did a great job of safeguarding my rights as a parent. I would highly recommend Katy’s services to anyone.”
– Children Act client.
Katy can be contacted on 0117 375 1780.