Katie Parkes

Senior Associate  |  Payne Hicks Beach

England and Wales


Dispute Resolution or Arbitration

Family and Matrimonial

Office Location

London, United Kingdom

Short Biography

Katie advises in all areas of private family law, with a particular focus on resolving financial matters between divorcing/divorced couples and unmarried parents. Many of the disputes Katie deals with have complex financial and/or international elements. Counsel comment “Her judgment is superb, and her strategic input is invaluable. She is a formidable lawyer. Katie is extraordinarily bright and insightful. She handles the most complex of legal issue and cases with ease. She knows every line of every page. Her recall for the most obscure detail of a case is second to none. Her client care is excellent. She is patient, and empathetic with a steely resolve to secure the best outcome for the client. She is extremely personable, organised and efficient .She is a superstar who you want on your team.” Katie is ranked as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 UK 2024 in the category of Family Law.

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