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.
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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