Kate Donohue > Myersons > St.Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Kate specialises in all aspects of family law and has a wealth of experience acting on cases involving divorce, matrimonial finances, children and domestic violence.  She acts for clients on judicial separation and dissolution of civil partnership and has experience of a variety of scenarios including difficulties with service, tracing missing spouses, defending an application to set aside a decree absolute, foreign marriages and foreign divorces.

She has also acted on high-net-worth ancillary relief claims and has represented a number of clients with niche business interests requiring complex business valuations as well as high value cases with illiquid assets.  She also advises on private law applications involving children, residence, contact, prohibited steps and specific issue orders.


English Barrister


Kate Donohue qualified as a solicitor in 2009, specialising in Family Law, and was previously regional head of the Family Law department in nationwide law firm Simpson Millar. Kate was called to the English Bar in 2017 and joined Myersons from 18 St John Street Chambers in Manchester in December 2020.




Member of the Jersey Family Law Association


LLB (Honours)

Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors (England and Wales) in 2009

Granted Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) 2016

Called to the English Bar in 2017

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Family

Distinguished family law boutique Myersons’ demonstrates strong capabilities in matters concerning financial separations, nuptial agreements and private children’s law matters, including cases involving highly sensitive abuse allegations. Of particular note is the team’s strength in handling cross-jurisdictional proceedings involving high-value assets. Practice head and founder Victoria Myerson and senior associate Celanne Scally are key individuals in the group, as is barrister Kate Donohue, who joined from 18 St John Street Chambers in 2020. Donohue has a wealth of trial experience, including matters involving divorce, matrimonial finances and domestic violence claims. Carly James left to found her own firm.