Kate Ward
Kate
Ward
Mediator in Family department
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Kate has 12 years’ experience as a Mediator and is a Resolution trained family law Mediator. She has practised solely as a Family Mediator since 2019, taking a side step from full time practice as a lawyer.  She practised as a Solicitor for 9 years with Penningtons Manches and then with CHR Family Solicitors. She has worked with clients with a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances on their financial and child arrangements.

Divorce and separation is never easy, but Kate believes in a client focused outlook that promotes a conciliatory approach wherever possible.  She has become increasingly convinced by mediation as a powerful tool to enable clients to reach their own decisions through discussion.  By providing a safe and positive space for people to communicate about the sensitive issues that arise, she helps parties look towards lasting and effective solutions.

A Husband client said:

“Kate was practical in her approach bringing in her career and family life experience.  I always felt that she was balanced, not prejudiced, and open to the fact that there is not ‘a right’ and ‘a wrong’. This hugely facilitated more reasonable outcomes”.

In the same matter the Wife said:

“Kate’s skill at taking the heat out of thoughts and words to make topics more comfortable to digest and discuss was exceptional, thoughtful and so very helpful. Kate was always positive and articulate.”

Since practising as a Family Mediator Kate has acted for a huge number of clients, helping them to achieve momentum and direction. She is experienced in drafting Mediation outcome documents.

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