Areas of Practice:
Kerry is an experienced family barrister whose practice covers a broad range of family law including private and international children cases, family finance, injunctive relief and emergency applications. Kerry appears at Family Proceedings Court, County Court and High Court levels and has been instructed in a number of lengthy and complex disputes, involving allegations of domestic abuse. Kerry is particularly apt at dealing with fact finding hearings and family cases with a criminal/immigration overlap given her prior experience in these areas as a junior barrister.
Kerry advises and represents clients in all aspects of financial remedies. She has experience in dealing with complex claims involving trusts, company shares, pensions and the intervention of third parties.
Kerry also has experience in financial claims arising under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and TOLATA proceedings.
Private Children Law
Kerry represents parents and children in all disputes concerning child arrangements, including applications to remove children permanently from the jurisdiction. Kerry is regularly instructed in matters relating to alleged parental alienation and intractable disputes.
Financial Services Regulation:
Kerry has experience in Financial Services Regulation and has undertaken a number of secondments with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). More recently, Kerry worked in the Enforcement department of the FCA on a portfolio of unsuitable pension transfer advice cases.
Before coming to the Bar, Kerry spent six months as Middle Temple’s Fox Scholar working in the litigation department of a law firm in Toronto, Canada. Prior to that, she worked as a stagiarie at the European Commission in Brussels and as a congressional intern in Washington D.C. as part of the Washington Ireland Programme.
Kerry was Vice Chairperson of the London Irish Lawyers’ Association from 2015 until 2021 and currently acts as a Mentor for the organisation to support and assist younger members of the legal profession.