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Katherine Lauder


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Katherine is an experienced family solicitor who specialises in public and private law cases involving children, as well as cases involving domestic abuse. She represents both parents and children and is a member of the Law Society Children Panel. Katherine is head of the Bath Family Children team and the Domestic Abuse Unit across all offices.

Your patience, professional advice and kind efforts were very much appreciated. You did an amazing job with something I saw as impossible to sort and I am so happy to have ended up with the result I wanted. This would not have happened had it not been for your negotiations. I feel that [my] problems are resolved in a working solution and this outcome will make such a positive difference to my life.
Royds Withy King client

About Katherine

In Chambers, Katherine is described as being “a consummate professional who goes the extra mile to find a solution“.

Described by The Legal 500 2018 as “exceptional”, Katherine specialises in all areas of family law including:

  • Private law matters involving children – child arrangement orders relating to living and contact arrangements, parental responsibility, specific issue orders and prohibited steps orders.
  • Public law cases involving children – Katherine represents both parents and children.
  • Special Guardianship orders.
  • Issues relating to domestic abuse and violence – non-molestation orders and occupation orders.

Katherine trained at Royds Withy King and qualified as a family solicitor in 2005. She was promoted to Associate in 2010,  Senior Associate in 2015 and Partner in 2019. In 2011 Katherine qualified as a Resolution Family Law Mediator. Katherine is primarily based in Bath but divides her time between all of our offices.

Katherine is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and a Resolution accredited specialist in both children law and complex financial remedies. She has acted for the Official Solicitor on a number of occasions where clients lack capacity or are vulnerable.

Outside of work, Katherine’s interests include foreign travel and playing the piano.


  • Law Society Children Panel
  • Resolution
  • Accredited Resolution Specialist in children law and complex financial remedies
  • Resolution trained all issues Family Mediator – not currently practising.
  • Association of Lawyers for Children

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The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms     

I aim to adopt a sympathetic, constructive and non-confrontational approach to help clients move forward, resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes, in often highly distressing and difficult circumstances.

Katherine Lauder

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