Katherine Henry > Chambers of Tracey Hennessey > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tracey Hennessey
No.18 Barristers Chambers
21 Carlton Crescent
SO15 2ET


Areas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Family: Children   ( (International) child abduction, Private law children: Contact and Residence disputes, Domestic violence & injunctions)


Katie was educated at Ribston Hall High School in Gloucestershire, before beginning her legal education at Cardiff University. Following completion of her degree, Katie commenced her Bar Vocational Course and was graded as Outstanding.

In 2016, Katie was awarded a grant by the FLBA to attend the ABA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

In 2017, Katie was invited to speak at the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights in Dublin on issues of access to justice.

In 2019, Katie was appointed as a Deputy District Judge, sitting on the Western Circuit.

In 2021, Katie will be speaking at the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights in Singapore on issues of parental alienation.


  • Resolution
  • Western Circuit
  • FLBA


  • Cardiff University LLB Hons
  • Cardiff University BVC Outstanding

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 3

Katherine HenryNo.18 Barristers ChambersKatherine is a very committed barrister. She is a tireless worker who genuinely wishes to achieve the best result for her clients. She is extremely thorough in her preparation, but is able to be very pragmatic so that her clients have a realistic overview of their case from the start. She delivers difficult advice sensitively, a particular skill of hers, which means her clients respect her.

Excellent setNo.18 Barristers Chambers is home to a family team that is adept at handling both high-value matrimonial finance cases and complex public and private children law matters. Katherine Henry‘s ‘knowledge of family law is exceptional‘, and is regularly instructed in cases involving parental alienation and domestic abuse. Nigel Cholerton is recommended for advising on both financial remedy and care proceedings, while Laura Baines handles the full range of public family law matters for local authorities, guardians, parents and children. Lee Young brings expertise in child abduction cases.