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Katie McColgan


About Katie

Katie McColgan is a distinguished family law practitioner active on financial settlements and children matters. She is a trained arbitrator and mediator as well as a collaborative lawyer.

Katie is not only expert in the law surrounding families, but efficient, approachable, practical and able to think about creative solutions. She is able to give clear, concise and sound guidance along each step of the process of divorce/separation. In addition, with the backing of Berry Smith commercial property, company and litigation teams, she is able to offer tailormade advice in relation to business men and women, without having to go outside the practice. 

Whilst always seeking the best for her clients, she is always keen to see if matters can be resolved amicably through ADR processes. 

Specialist areas

  • Complex financial or large money cases on divorce, including large property portfolios and/or company shareholdings/partnerships. 
  • Children act disputes, including where the child should live, how much time the children should spend with the other parent and specific issues eg where the child should go to school and change of name
  • Disputes between cohabitees relating to property and finances
  • Disputes relating to CMS
  • Grandparent contact


  • Katie qualified in 1986 and has been practising for 36 years. She qualified as a mediator in 1996 and a collaborative lawyer in  2007 and arbitrator in 2012. 
  • She has successfully handled many complex children and financial issues, including

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