Associate Solicitor

Profile

Kathryn has specialised in Family Law for over 20 years and has a wide range of expertise dealing with all aspects of the breakdown of relationships involving married and unmarried couples. Her specialism includes:
  • Divorce and separation
  • Resolving complex financial matters for divorcing or separating couples
  • Cohabitation, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Separation Agreements
  • Disputes involving children.
Kathryn is a Collaborative Lawyer which enables her to formally resolve family disputes with meetings held around the table rather than adopting the Court led process. Kathryn is also a member of Resolution and throughout her practice she strives to adhere to their principles approaching matters in a constructive and non-confrontational way wherever possible while always ensuring that the best interests of her clients are promoted and protected.

Route to Law

Kathryn studied Law at Bristol University before completing her legal training with Payne Hicks Beach, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London in 1993. After qualifying, Kathryn relocated to the West Country where she practised until joining Wansbroughs as an Associate in 2002.

Personal Interests

Family life, children and friends and is partial to good food, wine and travel.
“Through your active listening, empathy and engaging manner you allowed me to feel protected, clearer and more in control of all my decisions going forward. I was confident throughout that your interests were to get the best outcome you could possibly get for me whilst being realistic. I felt informed throughout and if I was ever unsure I knew that you were happy to be contacted and explain it in a way that I would understand. I cannot thank you enough Kathryn for all the hard work and dedication you have put into my case. You have genuinely made a difference to my life and I am now a better person for it. Without a shadow of doubt I would recommend your service.”
2012

“Thanks for everything you've done. You have made a truly awful period in my life much easier to live through and helped me ensure that whatever my future may hold I can move forward knowing that I am financially independent and able to support myself and the boys.”
2013

“Thank you both for your continued support, guidance and help throughout this whole matter. You have at times been my rock when I have felt the world was against me and for that I will always be grateful.”
2016

“Gowlett and Bew make a formidable partnership, credit where credit is due.”
2013

“Kathryn and Donna were very professional and very good at listening and working out solutions for my circumstances.”
2013

“The service given by Kathryn has been excellent on each occasion.”
2015