Katherine Res Pritchard > Vardags > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Children law


Katherine, a director in children law at Vardags, is highly experienced in cases with an international element, encompassing all cross-border disputes involving children. She has particular expertise in international and internal relocation cases, as well as child abduction (Hague and non-Hague), international adoption, and registration and enforcement of foreign contact orders. Katherine has also represented children as their Solicitor Guardian in abduction matters.


Katherine first joined Vardags as a Senior Associate. She had completed her training at a top niche family law firm, qualifying into their Children department in 2013. Katherine was promoted to Director in March 2019.

Katherine was shortlisted for Family Law Associate of the Year at the 2018 Family Law Awards.

She has represented Sophie Beresiner, the Times writer chronicling her experiences of surrogacy in her column ‘Surrogacy and Me’.

Recent reported cases include:

  • Father v Mother [2020] EWHC 1929 (Fam)
  • Father v Mother [2020] EWHC 1930 (Fam)
  • AB v CD & C [2019] EWHC 1695 (Fam)
  • AB and CD and C [2019] EWHC 1695 (Fam)
  • L v M [2019] EWHC 219 (Fam)
  • Y v A Healthcare NHS Trust & The HFEA & Z (by his litigation friend, The Official Solicitor) [2018] EWCOP 18


Katherine is a native Greek speaker.


Katherine first studied Classical, Byzantine, and Modern Greek Studies at King’s College, London, before obtaining distinctions in her CPE in 2010, and LPC in 2011.


Katherine enjoys running, reading, cooking, and spending time with family in Greece.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

(Next Generation Partners)

Katherine Res Pritchard Vardags

Vardags reputation is one of big money and hard fights. What that conceals is the diligence and care that the team takes with every single one of its cases.’ The firm has extensive coverage throughout the country through its various offices and specialises in complex, challenging, high profile and international litigation for its predominantly wealthy client base. The ‘very brightAyesha Vardag  is well known. The ‘very impressiveGeorgina Hamblin  heads the team that is among the ‘crème de la crème and provides a Rolls Royce service. The client care and attention to detail is second to none’. The ‘first-rate children lawyer’ Katherine Res Pritchard has been described as the ‘doyenne of the future’.  Simon McKirgan  is skilled at handling high-net-worth divorces and separation that often involve complex jurisdictional issues as well as other issues such as private children proceedings. The team provides ‘very much a high-end personal service‘.