Kate Pooler

Associate Solicitor​
katepooler@edwardsfamilylaw.co.uk

Kate joined Edwards Family law as an Associate Solicitor in September 2022.

Kate advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce, financial remedy, Schedule 1 Children Act cases, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and all matters relating to co-parenting. Kate regularly assists parties going through mediation, advising on the merits of financial settlements, and formalising those agreements into court orders.  Whilst having a focus on dispute resolution outside of court – be that via mediation, private alternatives to court hearings, or solicitor-led negotiations – Kate will strongly support you through the litigation process where necessary. She prides herself on listening from the outset to her clients’ concerns, priorities and special circumstances, and giving bespoke, client-led advice. 

Kate specialises in cases with an international dimension, involving complex matters of disclosure, valuation, or asset characterisation for divorce purposes. Kate has also advised in conjunction with top King’s Counsel barristers on matters of the international relocation of children.

Kate trained at an internationally renowned full-service firm, before qualifying as a Private Client lawyer in 2018, advising families and family offices on trusts, estate planning and UK tax.  

From 2020 Kate started taking on Family law cases and moved to a Tier 1 boutique Family practice in London. She gained experience in dealing with high-profile and exceptionally high value cases, with associated confidentiality or reporting issues, and often dealing with novel matters of law. With both a Family Law and Private Client law background, Kate’s specialism was in advising trustees and beneficiaries alike on the treatment of trusts in divorce.   

Examples of work included:

  • Successfully defending an urgent application for summary return of a child to a foreign jurisdiction in the High Court;
  • Securing the court’s application of adverse inferences against a non-disclosing opposing party at Final Hearing; 
  • Deciphering opaque trust structures and devising a strategy for their treatment in financial remedy proceedings; and 
  • Collaboration with foreign lawyers and negotiation of pre- and post-nuptial agreements to be enforceable in multiple jurisdictions. 

Kate lived her teenage years in Muscat, Oman. She studied History at Worcester College, Oxford. In her spare time she enjoys playing netball and offers pro-bono advice in a charitable clinic.

Meet our Lawyers

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Kelly Edwards

Managing Partner

With over 15 years experience in dealing with Complex Family Law matters, Kelly will be able to guide you through any aspect of your case with speed and ease.

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Joanna Blakelock

Partner

Joanna’s legal practice deals with all aspects of financial remedy, Schedule 1 applications, and prenuptial and post nuptial agreements.

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Sarah Hogarth

Senior Associate

Sarah advises clients on all aspects of family law, with a particular focus on resolving complex financial issues for high-net-worth individuals.

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Chloë Ashman

Associate Solicitor

Chloë’s legal practice encompasses all aspects of financial remedy, Schedule 1, private children and prenuptial and post nuptial agreements.

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Charlotte Lanning

Associate Solicitor

Charlotte has a vast array of experience in all of the issues that can arise from relationship breakdown with a particular focus on complex financial matters, often with an international dimension

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Isobel Rarok

Associate Solicitor

Isobel is experienced in all aspects of divorce and dealing with High Net Worth and complex financial matters together with advising on pre and post nuptial agreements

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Kate Pooler

Associate Solicitor

Kate advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce, financial remedy, Schedule 1 Children Act cases, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, concerns around behaviour associated with relationship breakdown and all matters relating to co-parenting

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Hugo Sawer

Associate Solicitor

Hugo‘s experience in family law ranges from high net worth asset cases, within financial divorce proceedings, to complex children matters. Hugo has been praised for his excellent client care skills, attention to detail and ability to understand and guide clients through what can be difficult circumstances.

Testimonials

Kelly Edwards has brilliant strategic oversight. She’s someone you want in your corner. Charlotte Lanning is incredibly clever and clients love her.

Legal 500
2024

The team at Edwards is ruthlessly efficient. They are very transparent with clients and it really pays off; clients know where they stand and are not given unrealistic expectations. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to personal friends.

Legal 500
2024

They are very professional. They provided clear explanation of processes, options and best possible course of action. Good communication. Highly recommended.

NN

I would highly recommend Edwards Family Law. Kelly & Charlotte's service, expertise and knowledge was first class. Really appreciate their advice with my case.

AD

Edwards Family Law provides an excellent service, personally I was in contact with Kelly Edwards, who is very friendly, understandable and punctual with her work. I would highly recommend this service for everyone who deals with family laws.

KS

I have recently used the services of Edwards Family Law and Kelly gave pragmatic advice and made what could have been a very stressful process, streamlined and straightforward. The process was handled diligently and this made for it being both less daunting and inexpensive.

AP

Kelly is great - compassionate but strong and fair in her advice. Can't imagine what a mess I would have been in without her. Excellent experience with Kelly! 

RM

Kelly Edwards is highly knowledgeable and experienced. I highly value her counsel and completely second the previous comment that describe her as 'pragmatic'. Kelly is very efficient, for a fee that is reasonable and fair. 

JS

Free Consultation

We offer a free 45-minute consultation to all qualifying individuals, who have complex cases and want to be represented by our leading family and divorce lawyers. After 45 minutes, please note that our time is charged at our hourly rates.

During a free consultation with our experienced divorce solicitors and family solicitors, you can expect a comprehensive discussion about divorce in the UK (England and Wales). We’ll walk you through the process of how to get a divorce, covering important topics such as the divorce application, laws on divorce and your financial rights and obligations following a divorce.

Our lawyers will provide insight into divorce law, including no-fault divorce, and help you understand the divorce process, including divorce filing and court proceedings. We’ll also discuss the cost of divorce, giving you a clear picture of what to expect financially. Our team of solicitors also can provide comprehensive legal guidance in issues such as child arrangements (also known as “child custody”), spousal support, and property division.

We’re here to assist you in every aspect of getting a divorce or family issue, making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Whether you’re seeking advice on family arrangements or need guidance on a divorce consent order our experts in family law are here to help.

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