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Senior Practice Manager
Adam Wadley

Practice Group Clerks
Edmund Milburn
Laura Tew
Ethan Mann

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

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Kathryn Taylor - Family

Kathryn accepts instructions in cases involving children, domestic violence and financial remedies at all levels of the Family Court. Kathryn also accepts DA instructions.


Kathryn has recent experience in cases involving -

  • Fabricated illness including induced epilepsy symptoms
  • Alleged inflicted injury including bruising, shaken baby, multiple fractures, head injuries
  • Witchcraft / ritual abuse
  • International child abduction
  • Wardship
  • Child Sex Exploitation
  • Reporting Restrictions Orders

Kathryn is instructed in a wide variety of private law cases including -

  • Child Arrangements Orders
  • Relocation of parent and child (international and domestic)
  • Fact finding hearings
  • Enforcement proceedings 
  • Habitual residence and Hague Convention

Kathryn provides advice and representation in financial remedies proceedings including TOLATA applications.


Kathryn accepts instructions to act in applications under the Family Law Act 1996.


From 2012 – 2015 Kathryn lectured at Nottingham Trent University teaching exclusively on the Bar Professional Training Course.
Kathryn is ATC accredited to teach and assess advocacy.

Kathryn is involved in delivering seminars run by Chambers.

From 2009 – 2012 Kathryn was visiting lecturer at Birmingham University.


2001 Kenrick Scholar, University of Birmingham
2004 Hardwicke Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
2005 Denning Scholar, Lincoln’s  Inn
2012 ATC accreditation


Re B-T (Children), [2017] EWCA Civ 265
Court of Appeal setting aside findings of inflicted injury on the basis of, inter alia, procedural irregularity.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council v M & Ors [2016] EWHC 2660 (Fam)
High Court CSE / RRO – Kathryn acted for the child during the preliminary hearing.

Re N (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 656
Kathryn represented the Local Authority in the Court of Appeal considering the right of a sibling to make a s.34 application.

Slade v Slade [2009] EWCA Civ 748; [2009] WLR (D) 248
Court of Appeal considering the appropriate procedure for sentencing for contempt, where there has been a previous criminal conviction for the same event giving rise to a contempt. Court of Appeal considering the appropriate length of sentence on the facts of the contemnor's first breach.

Re M-A (Care Threshold) [2009] ECWA Civ 853, [2010] 1 FLR 431
Court of Appeal giving consideration as to the meaning of "significant harm" in s.31 CA 1989. Kathryn acted as junior to Lorna Meyer QC.


"Really meticulous in her preparation, she kept us involved and was unafraid to make a point." "A future star I have no doubt. She is very impressive, has great advocacy skills and comes across well." 
Chambers UK 2018