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Kate Pye-Jones

Year of call 2017, Middle Temple  

Areas of Expertise
Family, Special Education Needs

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Kate Pye-Jones joined Chambers in September 2018 having successfully completed a specialist family law pupillage under the supervision of Christina Chinnock. Kate accepts instructions in all areas of public and private law children matters and Family Law Act 1996 proceedings.


Kate regularly represents local authorities, parents, children, the official solicitor and extended family members in care and adoption proceedings.

She undertakes all forms of hearings, including urgent hearings, case management hearings, multi-day contested final hearings and finding of fact hearings.

Kate has experience in cases involving issues of domestic abuse, neglect, emotional and sexual abuse, substance misuse and non-accidental injury. She acts for vulnerable clients, including those with learning disabilities.


Kate often represents parents, children and grandparents. She has experience in representing clients at the first dispute resolution appointment through to contested multi-day final hearings and finding of fact hearings.

Kate has been instructed in cases involving internal and international relocation, specific issue order applications, prohibited steps order applications, contested special guardianship applications, sexual abuse allegations, parental alienation, domestic abuse and fabricated or induced illness.

Kate also accepts instructions regarding non molestation order and occupation order applications.


  • Represented a mother at a finding of fact hearing where the court made findings of domestic violence perpetrated by the father. Subsequently represented the mother at the contested final hearing which included her application to relocate outside of the UK and her application pursuant to section 91(14) of the Children Act 1989 (CA 1989) to prevent the father from making further applications to the court without leave of the court. The court made an order for indirect contact only, granted the mother's application to relocate externally and made an order pursuant to section 91(14) CA 1989.
  • Represented a mother at a multi-day finding of fact hearing involving allegations of rape which were found proven by the court.


Kate is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Kate can be found here.

Kate's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Kate to undertake Court  work for a brief fee plus additional refresher days although fixed fees may be available. For any advisory work including conferences, it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate. Kate also accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here.


Northern Circuit
Family Law Bar Association (Greater Manchester Committee member)


LLB, University of Bristol

Specialist Areas of Practice:


Special Education Needs

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