Kate Barber

Kate Barber

Senior Associate
Romsey Stuart Court Salisbury Road Romsey SO51 6DJ
Mobile 07786914126

Senior Associate

Kate specialises in matrimonial finances with emphasis on mid to high net worth clients or non- standard assets or income structures. 

She has in-depth experience in protecting wealth at the start of a relationship through prenups and Cohabitation agreements and arrangements for children or financial provision for children in non-married situations.

  • Acting for a wife whose Husband had amassed £25m gross in hotel and premium property in Sandbanks. Hoping to rely on a historical prenup signed under duress when the W was 8 months pregnant. Able to secure the client 45% of the assets by proving the original prenup defective.
  • Acting for a Father in a non-married case where the mother of his child was attempting to frustrate contact at all costs – including several allegations of serious domestic abuse. The mother tried to relocate to Liverpool with the child without the father’s knowledge. Able to successfully put the father’s case to the point where the child was ordered to live with the father full time with restricted contact to the mother.
  • Acting for a wife of a GP with his own practice. There were four teenage children involved. Aside from a 65/35 split of the limited capital assets in favour of the wife, Kate was able to secure her client £6,900 maintenance per month and a roofing allowance for the older children when they go to university. A roofing allowance is a novel development designed to assist the primary carer with providing a roof/ room when children return from university in the holidays.

Career Highlight

  • Kate acted for the partner in a non-married separation case who had been together for 18 years with two boys. The property was worth £1m and the Claimant was assisting the client had no interest in the home at all. Kate was able to secure her client 50% of the property and all of her legal costs. It received national recognition in the broadsheets and tabloids.

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