Katie Wood > Chambers of Alex Verdan KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Alex Verdan KC
6th Floor, St Martin’s Court, 10 Paternoster Row
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Work Department

Family Law.


Katie is ranked as a leading junior barrister in the Legal 500 directory.

Her established practice covers all aspects of private family law and she is regularly instructed in both the financial and children aspects arising from a relationship breakdown.

Katie has considerable experience in both Schedule 1 applications and high net worth financial remedy cases involving nuptial agreements, off-shore assets, third party claims, pensions and complex business structures. Alongside her busy practice, she is regularly led by silks and has been praised for her meticulous preparation and command of the detail.

She is repeatedly instructed in difficult children matters, often involving serious allegations of sexual abuse, violence and parental alienation, as well as cases with a long history of intractable or repeat litigation.

Katie is known for her exceptional client care skills, “spot on judgement” and sensible, tactical advice. Her advocacy is both persuasive and robust and her focus from the outset is to achieve the best possible outcome for her client.


Called 2001; Inner Temple.


Inner Temple
Family Law Bar Association


Cardiff University LLB (honours)
Inner Temple Scholarship (2000)
Inner Temple’s Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (2000)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Katie Wood4 Paper Buildings ‘Katie has the ability to build a fantastic rapport with the lay client generating trust in the difficult and sensitive cases. She is superbly organised, with an eye for detail. She is astute with excellent judgment about the needs of each case and is a robust but always courteous advocate when needed.’

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Katie Wood4 Paper Buildings ‘Katie is always meticulously prepared for cases. She is a robust and highly persuasive advocate and fantastic with clients. Her judgment is always correct, and she is definitely a go-to counsel in matrimonial finance cases.’