Kate Elliott I Director and Solicitor at Family Law Partners
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Kate Elliott

Group Director, Solicitor & Mediator

Kate Elliott

Kate is a Group 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). Kate is accredited as a Family Mediator by The Law Society and is also a Hybrid Mediator.

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In 2024 Kate was ranked as a leading individual in the Chambers and Partners UK Directory which describes her as “a real leader in her field. She has the presence and gravitas but is also very approachable. She’s very good at putting clients at ease but also making the right judgement calls at the right time.” She is also “perceptive and can see the issues and can manage difficult situations. She’s an absolute, all-round superb practitioner.”

Kate was recognised as a Band 1 leading expert by Chambers UK, with the 2023 edition remarking that “Kate is a complete powerhouse who has extraordinary energy levels. She is a very good negotiator, which is a real strength.” The 2022 Chambers edition said “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.”

Kate is ranked in the Chambers, High Net Worth Guide, UK 2024, and is described as having “the gravitas and presence, but is very approachable. She’s very good at putting clients at ease but also making the right judgement calls at the right time.” Clients said, “Katie is an absolute all-round superb practitioner with a growing reputation.”

In the 2024 Legal 500 directory, Kate is recognised as a Leading Individual. Testimonials from clients describe her as follows: “Kate Elliott is truly stellar. She is endlessly patient and compassionate. She is able to deliver time and time again in complex children work and those involving family finances. She is always on top of her game. She is very bright, has great attention to detail and leaves no stone unturned. She is able to achieve fantastic outcomes for clients, whether in court or out. Her skill, energy and hard work is unparalleled. She is someone you would always want on your side.” The 2024 Legal 500 UK Mediator guide quotes a testimonial about how “Kate Elliott ‘lowered the temperature’ in an incredibly acrimonious environment, and she very calmly, but firmly, drew the parties back in to focus on the key issues in dispute. It was remarkable.” 

A Leading Individual and Mediator in the 2023 Legal 500 guide, the commentary about Kate included: “Kate Elliott is a gift to her clients. She is enormously sensible and very attuned to likely outcomes if the parties reach court, so can provide early and accurate advice as to what is and isn’t worth fighting about. She is extremely personable and develops excellent working relationships with clients, who come to rely on her heavily during protracted court proceedings. Kate gives each case 100%; she knows her cases inside out and prepares early and thoroughly.” As well as “Kate Elliott is incredibly well prepared as well as down to earth, approachable and extremely knowledgeable on the law. A real pleasure to work with. Clients love her.”

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.

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 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.

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.

Kate is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.

Outside of work Kate enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs, village life and skiing when she gets the chance.

Resolution Specialist
Resolution Mediator
Kate Elliott - Wise Law
Family Mediation Council Accredited Mediator