Kate Pye-Jones joined Chambers in September 2018 having successfully completed a specialist family law pupillage. Kate has a strong and growing practice and accepts instructions in all areas of public and private law children matters and Family Law Act 1996 proceedings.
Kate is known for being well prepared, thorough and approachable. Her empathetic nature and clarity enables her to provide sound advice to clients in a sensitive and understanding manner. Kate prides herself in working hard and advocating strongly for her clients.
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, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, substance misuse and non-accidental injury. She is skilled in managing voluminous documentation and quickly assessing relevant matters. She often acts for vulnerable clients, including those with learning difficulties.
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 is instructed in child arrangement proceedings, internal and international relocation applications, specific issue order applications, prohibited steps order applications and contested special guardianship applications. Her experience spans issues of sexual abuse allegations, physical and emotional abuse, parental alienation, implacable hostility, domestic abuse and fabricated or induced illness.
Kate is also experienced in dealing with non-molestation order and occupation order applications.
Family Law Bar Association
Secretary of the Greater Manchester Family Law Bar Association
LLB, University of Bristol
BPTC, BPP Manchester
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.
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