Areas of Law
Financial Remedies – ancillary relief, inheritance provision, COP (property and affairs), trusts of land and cohabitee disputes.
Kate is an established civil practitioner who undertakes work on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in Trust of Land claims.
Inheritance Act Claims
Kate provides advice and advocacy skills in relation to inheritance claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 by dependents against a deceased’s estate and claims involving testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval, undue influence and fraud.
Court of Protection
Kate’s also undertakes claims in the Court of Protection in Property and Affairs. Kate understands the requirements of both professional and lay clients in this field given her longstanding background in both family and civil law.
Kate is also happy to accept instructions on a direct public access basis.
Legal Directory Recommendations
Chambers and Partners 2024
Family: Matrimonial Finance Northern Bar Band 2
Katherine Huyton has expertise in a range of matrimonial finance matters. She is frequently sought for her expertise in TOLATA cases.
“Katherine is brilliant. She is very approachable, great with clients and fights really hard for them.”
“Katherine is a powerful advocate.”
Areas of Practice
Kate, since her call to the Bar in 1999, initially practised on the Western Circuit and since 2003 has been based on the Northern Circuit. With 22 years experience Kate is not only a strong advocate but also a sound adviser on matrimonial and civil matters.
Kate has a wealth of experience in advising spouses in relation to their financial settlement during the divorce process. She has acted for high net worth individuals, professionals, high profile individuals, family business owners and farm owners. Kate undertakes all aspects of work involved in financial remedy claims such as advising at the outset of claim, inherited assets, 3rd party claims, maintenance pending suit applications, section 37 applications, complex variations and difficult enforcements, through to final hearings. With a civll background Kate is an expert advisor in 3rd party claims.
Kate also undertakes cases pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 for unmarried parents to claim financial provision for their children.
Kate acts at all levels of proceedings from District Judge to the complex financial remedy level of the High Court.
Kate’s financial remedy practice is complemented by work in the civil courts advising and representing cohabiting couples in TLATA claims. Kate advises in estoppel and equitable accounting claims. Kate has expertise in advising on prospects of success, drafting pleadings, case management hearings and representation throughout the process to trial.
Kate regularly lectures on her specialist topics to other professionals alone or with colleagues. She has provided SRA accredited training to solicitors.