Kate Elliott > Family Law Partners > Horsham, England > Lawyer Profile

Family Law Partners
2 The Courtyard
London Road
RH12 1AT

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Head of Horsham team, Solicitor & Mediator


Kate is a Director and heads up the Horsham team.  She also advises clients in London, Brighton and the South-East, as well as international clients.  She is a member of Resolution and a Resolution Accredited Specialist (Complex Financial Remedies and Private Law Children).  She is a Resolution trained Mediator. 

Kate qualified in 2006. City trained and having worked exclusively in specialist family law practices, including two top tier family law firms, Kate has built an excellent reputation as a highly respected family lawyer. Kate regularly advises clients in relation to complex financial matters involving business assets, inherited wealth, trust assets and pension funds.  Kate also has experience in drafting and negotiating pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and considerable experience in international cases with multi-jurisdictional issues. In the 2018 Legal 500 described Kate as “a forward thinker who makes no decision without first contemplating all the potential consequences and fiercely protects her clients’ interest”.


Trained as a mediator in 2019


Member of Resolution

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

(Leading individuals)

Kate Elliott – Family Law Partners

The ‘first-rate family boutique practice’ at ‘forward-thinking, fast-acting, client-focused firm’ Family Law Partners spans Brighton and Horsham and achieves the ‘best possible results’. Having launched its Agreeable model, a service for divorcing and separating couples, in April 2022, and embedding an in-house family therapist in its offering, the practice is led by a trio of lawyers including managing director and collaborative lawyer and arbitrator Robert Williams, who specialises in finance-related matters after relationship breakdown. Also co-heading the team is the ‘truly stellar’ Kate Elliott, who is a Resolution trained mediator and undertakes a range of family matters relating to private children work, high-net-worth individuals, nuptial agreements, domestic violence and addiction issues, and Lisa Burton-Durham, who is ‘bright, personable and a pleasure to work with’ and offers expertise in spousal maintenance work, property portfolios, cohabitee disputes and TOLATA issues, as well as private children matters such as coercive control and parental alienation mandates. Collaborative lawyer Christopher Maulkin deals with financial issues and family matters involving unmarried couples. Also noted is ‘approachable and friendly solicitor’ Gemma Hope.

London > Private client > Family: mediation

Family Law Partners ‘offers not only the best in litigation but also the full remit of alternatives to going to court coupled with a comprehensive counselling therapy and well-being space. Truly a team who can offer a “good divorce”.’ It has an abundance of talent where the lawyers offer ‘a holistic approach to divorce and separation enabling clients to move on from an emotional and difficult process with clarity and confidence‘. Gemma Hope is a member of the Family Mediation Council and is an accredited mediator. Kate Elliott has an excellent practice – she qualified as a mediator in 2019 and is working towards accreditation. Sarah Jelly is also well-regarded and can provide statutory Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings. Hazel Manktelow is also a child-inclusive mediator.