Kate Rayner is the Managing Partner at Stowe Family Law LLP’s Tunbridge Wells office. Prior to that Kate worked in the firm’s Hale and Wilmslow offices after rejoining the firm in August 2014. Kate is also a former Partner at Russell & Russell where she headed up private family work.
After graduating from Reading University with a degree in English, Kate Rayner found herself working at a local firm of solicitors. Deciding to retrain, Kate studied at Chester College of Law and qualified in 1997. By 2002, she became a partner.
She has spent many years dealing with all aspects of family law and in particular in financial disputes covering a wide spectrum of assets from the modest to those involving complex family businesses. This has given her a wealth of experience in dealing with cases in a constructive and cost effective manner.
She has been instructed by many high net worth individuals with assets in excess of £5 million. She specialises in medium to high net worth financial cases involving private family businesses and trust structures.
Kate is a specialist in advanced financial provision and private children law. In addition, Kate is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator.
Kate says these skills help her to achieve a practical solution for many of her clients which enables them to move on with their lives and avoid the acrimony and high legal costs associated with Court litigation.
Kate also regularly acts for parents in private law children cases.
In the Legal 500 2014 rankings, Kate is recommended as a top family lawyer in the North West.
“My solicitor was Kate Rayner and I would like to say what an excellent solicitor she was. Extremely professional, articulate, and very competent and she helped me through a very difficult time.”
“Kate Rayner at the Hale Office provided exactly this, and I found her services to be of an excellent nature in every way. She is of very approachable character, highly professional, extremely well organised, and takes the time to explain and clarify all of the processes and legal terms involved. Her financial and business knowledge proved invaluable in resolving any business related matters, as well as private ones.” – 2015 client
“My solicitor, Kate Rayner, was methodical and totally on the ball and even when, at the last minute, my ex husband tried to have the hearing adjourned, she managed to get everything back on track. She was always professional and extremely competent. She also chose a barrister that I was very happy with and between them they achieved a very good financial settlement for me. I cannot speak highly enough of the service I received.”