Kate Tompkins > The 36 Group > London, London > Lawyer Profile

The 36 Group
The 36 Group


Kate is a specialist family and children law barrister. Kate previously enjoyed a combined criminal and family practice and retains her qualifications as specialist rape advocate and Grade 3 prosecutor in criminal proceedings. Kate is thorough in her preparation of cases and is able to offer invaluable advice and guidance to her clients at all stages of the legal process. She has extensive experience of representing parties in proceedings involving the death, rape, serial sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or chronic neglect of children, both in the family and criminal courts. She uses her knowledge of both jurisdictions to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved for clients involved in family proceedings that arise as a result of the alleged commission of a serious criminal offence. Kate is experienced in cases involving complex and advanced medical evidence. In private and public law family cases Kate acts for parents, children, other extended family members and local authorities. She is sensitive to the needs of her client and she works tirelessly to achieve the desired outcome in any case. She is particularly well regarded for her calm and creative approach in private law family cases when presented with a seemingly intractable residence or contact dispute. As an approved direct access family barrister Kate regularly accepts instructions directly from the public without the need for a solicitor, acting under the Bar’s public access rules and as a qualified family dispute mediator Kate offers mediation for all manner of family disputes, including issues relating to a child’s residence (including relocation abroad) or contact with another family member, family finance arrangements or issues relating to the care of sick or elderly relatives.


Called 2003 Lincoln’s Inn


Family Law Bar Association, Resolution, ADRg Family Mediation, Criminal Bar Association, Midland Circuit and South Eastern Circuit.


Sheffield University (BA Hons, Law and Criminology, 2:1); Nottingham University (Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent).

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Kate Tompkins

The 36 Group

Is an exceptional advocate and extremely hardworking and accessible.