Kate Barber

Kate Barber

Romsey Stuart Court Salisbury Road Romsey SO51 6DJ
Mobile 07786914126


Kate is a Partner in the family law team based in Romsey and is a highly regarded accredited lawyer in Hampshire. Kate is routinely recognised in all the leading legal directories and is regarding for her clear and sensitive guidance.

Kate primarily works with clients who are facing relationship breakdown. Her practice includes negotiating financial settlements on divorce and finalising arrangements for the children of the family post-separation. Kate’s clear and pragmatic support can help steer you through what can be a deeply emotional process. Kate is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in both marital finances and child arrangements as well as a collaboratively trained lawyer. Kate can advise and support you in a full range of options to reach a settlement in a constructive and non-confrontational way. 

In addition to divorce settlements, Kate has a large practice dealing with those wishing to protect their wealth when ‘starting out’ in a new relationship. Clients can expect sound, practical advice that is handled delicately to ensure that any agreement is reached fairly and smoothly.

  • Family Issues
  • Family & Relationships
  • Collaborative Lawyer
  • Protecting Wealth
  • Accredited Specialist in Marital Finance
  • Accredited Specialist in Children Law
  • Member of Hampshire Family Legal Solutions

  • 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 Wife was 8 months pregnant. Kate was 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. Kate was 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 significant 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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"Kate is able to grapple with all the challenges of complex litigation and her knowledge of the law, couple with her excellent interpersonal skills mean that she is ahead of the rest." - Legal 500 2023