Katie Beaven > Birketts LLP > Ipswich, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP
Providence House
141-145 Princes Street

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Katie joined Birketts in October 2012 after working for her previous firm for eight years. She is a Partner in our Family Team.

Katie deals with all aspects of family law advice and deals in particular with divorce advice, financial remedies, separation advice/deeds, dissolution of civil partnerships, children arrangements, prenuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes and living together agreements.

In 2010 Katie became a trained Collaborative lawyer. This is a process which allows for all discussions to be dealt with in a series of meetings.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Essex

Financial remedy arbitrator and collaborative lawyer Emma Brunning leads Birketts LLP’s family team in Chelmsford, while Katie Beaven in Ipswich is overall leader for the firm’s South East offices. The team is sought out by company directors and shareholders, and high-net-worth individuals for expert advice on the whole range of family law matters, including complex corporate, financial, tax, trust and pension issues, as well as child arrangements. Jennifer Headon joined in July 2022 and further strengthens the team’s offering with her experience in handling complex financial remedy work and private children law matters, and niche expertise in international family law.

East Anglia > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Katie BeavenBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP has ‘an empathetic and hardworking team across all of its offices. The Ipswich office is home to practice head Katie Beaven (who is ‘great with clients and good with case strategy’) and legal directors Juliet Harvey, who is ‘dynamic and client-focused’ and serves as the national chair of Resolution, and Ivana Radovic, who stands out for financial and children matters. ‘Patient and thoughtful’ partner Sarah Overy is the key practitioner in Cambridge, where legal director Rachel Frost-Smith frequently advises high-net-worth individuals with offshore assets, entrepreneurs, and business owners. Newly promoted partner Denise Findlay, legal director Deborah Lloyd, and senior associate Lisa Cornish are the heart of the Norwich team.