Clerking team

Tim Booth
Tim Booth

Senior Clerk Sheffield

Suzanne Heron

Lead Clerk, Family and Court of Protection

Jayne Harper

Family and Court of Protection Clerk

“Attention to detail. Knowledge of the specific area law and ability to assist others to become more knowledgeable. Very good client rapport, very supportive of the client.”

Legal 500, 2021

Kate is a family law specialist with extensive experience of public and private law matters.

Kate read Law at the University of Sheffield and was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2006, having received a BVC Scholarship and a Hardwicke Scholarship to study the BVC. She practices in family law.

Kate has experience of providing in-house training to solicitors’ firms, and giving lectures to update practitioners on developments in family law.

Kate has completed Vulnerable Witness Training with the Family Law Bar Association.

    Children (Public and Private law)

    Public Law

    Kate regularly represents local authorities, parents and children in all stages of care proceedings, including EPOs, contested ICOs, finding of fact hearings, final hearings and subsequent matters such as applications to discharge care orders. The range of issues Kate deals with are broad, and include NAI, sexual abuse, chronic neglect, substance misuse, and mental health issues including acting for clients who are represented by the Official Solicitor. Kate regularly appears in High Court applications, Deprivation of Liberty matters and applications pursuant to the Inherent Jurisdiction. Kate has completed vulnerable witness training with the Family Law Bar Association. She has extensive experience of representing clients requiring specialist and Intermediary support, including clients with cognitive difficulties, those with neurodiverse conditions, and clients who are deaf.

    Private Law

    Kate also has significant experience in representing both parents and children via their guardians in private law proceedings. Kate undertakes all stages of proceedings including finding of fact hearings, final hearings, leave to remove from jurisdiction matters and non-molestation orders.


    • Family Law Bar Association