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Katherine Res Pritchard is a stand-out star of the children law world. Katherine has excellent legal expertise, and has real strengths in case strategy and drafting statements that can turn a case around 180 degrees.

Legal 500 UK 2024

Katherine Res Pritchard is a Partner in Howard Kennedy’s  Family team, who practices children law exclusively, and has a wealth of experience in matters concerning children, both domestic and international.

She has specialised exclusively in children matters since qualifying as a solicitor in 2013. She advises on all aspects of children law, both international and domestic, with a particular emphasis on international relocation.

Katherine’s international children practice spans all aspects of cross-border disputes as well as international relocation, such as child abduction, both applications under the Hague Conventions 1980 and 1996, and non-Hague applications, inherent jurisdiction, international contact and international adoption.

Katherine has a great deal of specialist experience in all domestic children matters, such as child arrangements, applications for specific issue and prohibited steps orders, and cases involving domestic abuse allegations, often with concurrent criminal proceedings. She also advises on issues relating to fertility and surrogacy.

Katherine works closely with both industry experts, foreign lawyers and the wider Howard Kennedy network of lawyers to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients and their children. She has established a reputation for achieving the best outcome for her clients in the most difficult circumstances. She regularly represents international clients involved in complex High Court proceedings and regularly works with clients based across the globe in jurisdictions such as Switzerland, Spain, Greece, the US, the UAE, India and Australia to name a few.

Her clients are often high net worth individuals with international aspects to their case. Katherine's clients consist of individuals such as financial sector professionals, lawyers, doctors along with entrepreneurs and business owners. 

Katherine is a regular contributor to legal journals and has co-authored several articles on a variety of Children law topics.

She is a Resolution member, and a member of CALA (Child Abduction Lawyers Association), and a native Greek speaker.

Recent work

Katherine recently successfully represented the Respondent in a Hague 1980 case, on the basis that the children’s habitual residence had not changed despite a lengthy stay outside of this jurisdiction.


  • Listed as Next Generation Partner, Family, Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "A wonderful, high-end law firm that has expanded its family law expertise in recent years and now sits with the very best in this area. The firm has shown leadership in the field with a new annual lecture series led by Katherine Res Pritchard." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • “The ‘first-rate children lawyer, Katherine Res Pritchard, has been described as ‘the doyenne of the future.” Legal 500 2023
  • “Katherine Res Pritchard is a very impressive family lawyer who handles the complex children cases the firm holds…” Legal 500 2022
  • “Katherine Res Pritchard is destined, in time, to be the best private law children solicitor in London.” Legal 500 2020
  • Kathrine was shortlisted as Family Law Associate of the Year at the 2018 Family Law Awards

Did you know

Katherine enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her family in Greece. She has recently taken up paddle boarding, and dreams of one day paddle boarding around the Greek islands.


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