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Katie Parkes

Senior Associate

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.

Katie is ranked as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 UK 2024 in the category of Family Law.


Katie read Chemistry & Law at Bristol University. Katie trained at Sears Tooth, qualifying in 2013.  She joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2019 and was promoted to senior associate in the same year.

“Katie is an outstanding family law solicitor with an extraordinary ability to manage the most complex of cases. She is hardworking, astute, her attention to detail is exceptional and she has great judgment and instincts. Katie’s client care skills are superb. She is a star.” – Counsel

Katie has been listed as a Rising Star in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500 where she is described as: “The stand out associate is Katie Parkes. … She has a superb command of the detail of the case and often spots a nuance or a point missed by others. She is prodigiously hardworking and has been the backbone of the case”

Katie is listed in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2024 in Tier 2 Private Client Global Excellence and recognised for her specialism in family law advising ultra high net worth clients.

  • Collardeau-Fuchs v Fuchs: [2022] EWFC 135
  • Collardeau-Fuchs v Fuchs [2022] EWFC 45
  • Collardeau-Fuchs v Fuchs: MPS [2022] EWFC 6
  • Re Al M: Publication [2022] EWFC 16
  • Re Al M: Final Welfare Judgment [2021] EWHC 3480 (Fam)
  • Re Al M: Finances [2021] EWFC 94
  • Re Al M: Hacking Fact Finding – Appeal – Court of Appeal [2021] EWCA Civ 1216
  • Re Al M: Hacking Fact Finding – PTA – Court of Appeal [2021] EWCA Civ 900
  • Re Al M: Immunities – Court of Appeal [2021] EWCA Civ 890
  • Re Al M: Lives with [2021] EWHC 1577 (Fam)
  • Re Al M: Hacking Fact Finding [2021] EWHC 1162
  • Re Al M: Foreign Act of State – Court of Appeal [2021] EWCA Civ 129
  • Re Al M: Foreign Act of State [2020] EWHC 2883 (Fam)
  • Re Al M: Non-Molestation [2020] EWHC 3305 (Fam)
  • Re Al M: [2021] EWHC 915 (Family)
  • Re Al M: Legal Services [2021] EWHC 303 (Fam)
  • Re Al M: Immunities [2021] EWHC 660 (Fam)
  • Re Al M: Court of Appeal Judgment on publication [2020] EWCA Civ 283
  • Re Al M: Publication [2020] EWHC 122 (Fam)
  • Re Al M: Assurances and Waiver [2020] EWHC 67 (Fam)
  • Re Al M: Fact Finding [2019] EWHC 3415 (Fam)
  • WS v WS [2015] EWHC 3941 (Fam)
  • Sekhri v Ray [2014] EWCA Civ 119
  • Sharbatly v Shagroon [2012] EWCA Civ 1507
  • Chapman v Kawash [2014] EWHC 4481 (Fam)