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Kate Molan

Senior Associate  |  Penningtons Manches
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Acting for a father whose only child had been "alienated" from him by the mother following a divorce to the point where the child refused to spend any time with him or speak to him, even on the telephone.
Guiding the father through complex legal proceedings and supporting him during one of the most difficult periods of his life was hugely challenging but it was extremely rewarding to help him re-establish a meaningful relationship with his only child, something which he feared was lost to him.
Acting for a father whose only child had been "alienated" from him by the mother following a divorce to the point where the child refused to spend any time with him or speak to him, even on the telephone.
Guiding the father through complex legal proceedings and supporting him during one of the most difficult periods of his life was hugely challenging but it was extremely rewarding to help him re-establish a meaningful relationship with his only child, something which he feared was lost to him.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

There is no shortcut to earning the trust of private clients and building a reputation for your work. Those starting out in the industry should focus on developing the key skills needed to engage with individuals and advise well.

What is your favourite quote?

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it,” Bruce Lee.