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Kathryn Taylor

Call: 2005

"Her attention to detail is excellent and she is a very strong performer. Kathryn is always calm when dealing with matters/ She is a very able advocate and can be relied upon to provide advice and alternative considerations within cases. Kathryn is a tenacious advocate. She does not shy away from a difficult matter, approaching it head on with sophistication and determination."

Chambers UK 2023

" Kathryn has excellent advocacy skills, client communication skills, and prepares exceptional paperwork.""

Legal 500 2023

"Exceptionally well-prepared, a fascinating advocate to watch, very calm and persuasive, fearless in court and amongst peers, very approachable."

Legal 500 2022

"She's very effective and engaging." "She has admirable technical expertise."

Chambers UK 2022

"A very polished performer with a very engaging courtroom manner." "Very hard-working. Exceptional."

Chambers UK 2021

Kathryn Taylor is a Family law specialist, with a particular focus on cases involving children, domestic violence and financial remedies.

Expertise

Family

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

Kathryn also accepts Direct Access instructions.

Public Law

Kathryn has recent experience representing local authorities, parents and children, in cases involving the following issues:

  • Death of a child / parent
  • Fabricated and Induced Illnes
  • Severe and life changing injury (head, brain, fractures)
  • Witchcraft / ritual abuse
  • Terrorism
  • Child Sex Exploitation
  • International child abduction and movement of children.

Private Law Children

Kathryn is instructed in a wide variety of private law proceedings with issues including:

  • Child Arrangements Orders
  • Relocation of a child (international and domestic)

Financial Remedies

Kathryn is pleased to accept instructions in financial remedies proceedings.

Notable Family Cases


Re K (Children) [2021] EWHC 1409 (Fam)

President of the Family Division considering the welfare of three children following lengthy proceedings and appeal. Kathryn was led by Richard Hadley.


Re A B and C (Children: Adoption) [2020] EWHC Fam 2335

A Local Authority v AB, CD, EF, GH and IJ, and KL, MN, OP [2019] EWFC 75

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 and 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.


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"Her knowledge of children law is extensive, her advocacy excellent, and her preparation always outstanding."


"An undoubted star of the future, she is an accomplished children lawyer who has built herself a very strong following." "She’s an excellent and experienced advocate who is kind and understanding to clients." "She is extremely well prepared and effective in her cross-examination."


"Combines superb courtroom manner with wide-ranging and detailed legal knowledge"


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

Kathryn was called to the bar in 2005 and after her pupillage in 2006 commenced tenancy in 2007. From 2010 – 2012 Kathryn was a visiting lecturer at Birmingham University; from 2012 Kathryn was appointed a senior lecturer and an ATC qualified Advocacy Assessor at Nottingham Trent University where she taught on the Bar Professional Training Course. Kathryn regularly speaks at chambers seminars, where recent talks have included a Private Law Update and round up of the law and procedure in cases with a suspected terrorism element.

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Clerk Team

Adam Wadley

Practice Director, Family

adamw@no5.com

07780 453079

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

clarer@no5.com

07809 407950

Monica Hussain

Family Clerk and Admin Assistant

monicah@no5.com

Sophie Wright

Family Clerk and Admin Assistant

sophiew@no5.com

Paul Sams

Paul Sams

Family Clerk (Consultant)

pauls@no5.com

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