Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2012

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Family Law
Personal Injury


Kathryn was called to the Bar in 2012 and has developed a specialised expertise in family law, acting in a broad range of family cases across all levels of court. Kathryn regularly represents parents in both private and public Children Order cases, as well as representing individuals involved in divorce and ancillary relief disputes. Kathryn also acts in a variety of civil law matters including personal injury claims, contractual disputes and probate matters.

Kathryn helped deliver the Family Law course at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in late 2017. Kathryn delivered numerous lectures and tutorials on all aspects of family law to trainee solicitors and barristers, as well as conducting the first round of marking on the trainees’ final exam papers.


2017; Lecturer in Family Law at IPLS, Belfast.

2016; Tutor in European Constitutional Law at QUB, Belfast.

2012; Certificate of Professional Legal Studies (Distinction).Recipient of three awards: Inn of Court award; Professional Conduct award; First Trust Mock Trial finalist.

2011; LLB, QUB (1st Class Honours). Ranked top of her graduating year. Recipient of four awards: Lord Lowry award; McKane Medal & Scholarship; NI Medico-Legal award; Sweet & Maxwell award.

2010: Internship at the Office of the Lord Chief Justice for NI.


Kathryn has an established practice in all areas of family law, encompassing:

Kathryn regularly acts in family cases across all court levels, from the Family Proceedings Court to the High Court.

Kathryn also acts in a variety of civil cases, including personal injury claims, contractual disputes, and probate matters.


Contributor to: A Guide to Proceedings in the High Court for People without a Legal Representative