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Kate Hamilton

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Kate has considerable expertise in acting for barristers, solicitors and clients in the financial sector. Many of her cases involve foreign jurisdictions with off-shore assets and/or international lifestyles.  She has expertise in disputes between property owners, being either family members or couples, financial provision upon divorce/dissolution, intervening in divorces, advising unmarried parents in their claims, undertaking complex children work such as leave to remove applications and negotiating pre and post nuptial agreements. Reported cases: Re: D (A Child) (Abduction: foreign custody rights) [2006] UKHL 510, El Gamal v HRH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed al-Maktoum [2011] EWHC B27 (Fam); Re A (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1577 and GN v MA [2015] EWHC 3939 (Fam), Ashby v Kilduff [2010] EWHC 2034 (Ch.).


Dickinson Dees; Trained and Qualified: (2001-2005); Russell-Cooke: 2005 to date (partner in 2012).


Member of Resolution , Accredited Resolution Specialist status (gaining a professional qualification in financial provision and cohabitation), Collaborative lawyer, Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Mediator accredited with Resolution.


Newcastle University: Law LLB 2:1l College of Law: Distinction

London: Private client


Within: Leading individuals

Kate Hamilton - Russell-Cooke LLP

Within: Family

Russell-Cooke LLP  is an ‘excellent firm with many experienced practitioners who really understand the law’. The ‘calm and technically creativeJames Carroll  is a ‘star’. The ‘clever, insightful and empathetic’ Fiona Read ‘brings her years of experience as a deputy district judge to her cases to really good effect’. They both have ‘the ability to digest complex information swiftly and economically and have their clients’ best interests at heart’. Samantha Little  is a ‘brilliant’ children’s lawyer whose ‘knowledge is second to none’. The ‘brightKate Hamilton  is ‘always looking for creative and constructive ways to resolve issues’. For financial cases Camilla Thornton  is ‘able to get to grips with complicated financial arrangements’. Sarah Richardson is a ‘superlative strategist who always goes the extra mile for vulnerable clients’. Senior associate Anna Keat  is ‘one of the hidden gems in family law’.

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Within: Family: mediation

‘Few firms have such a strong offering and commitment across the board to ADR as Russell-Cooke LLP’. It has a large team of well thought of mediators. ‘Equally with its lawyers’ hats on, the team at RC is always supportive of mediation. It has an excellent reputation in this area’. Head of team Therese Nichols ‘has been at the forefront of the development of mediation in family law for many years. She is charming, reassuring and experienced’. James Carroll is a ‘very skilled mediator’ both in financial and children cases. ‘He tunes in sensitively to individual and family needs and can help couples to understand things to be able to cut through difficult issues in order to be able to cooperate in future’. The ‘very balancedFiona Read is ‘focussed on really assisting couples to find constructive outcomes and to avoid proceedings’. The ‘pragmatic and empatheticKate Hamilton is ‘effective and thorough’.

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