Kate Grieve is a children’s law specialist. She is very astute and to the point, knowing how to manoeuvre through the trickiest and most intractable cases with utmost tact.

Very good with clients, she’s approachable, understanding and generous with her time. Her innate emotional intelligence puts clients at ease straight away. She is a robust advocate, firm in her approach.

Kate maintains excellent relationships throughout cases and ensures that there is a co-working relationship between counsel and solicitor. Once involved in a case she goes above and beyond, and, as a consequence, is admired by clients, solicitors and judges alike.


Key cases

H-W (Care Proceedings: Further Fact-Finding Hearing) [2023] EWCA Civ 149

H-W [2022] UKSC 17

H-W (Children: Proportionality) [2021] EWCA Civ 1451 (07 October 2021)

S (Parental Alienation: Cult: Transfer of Primary Care) [2020] EWHC 1940 (Fam) (15 July 2020)

S (Parental Alienation: Cult), Re [2020] EWCA Civ 568 (29 April 2020)

Areas of expertise

Acting for parents and children in complex private law cases

Internal relocation, child arrangements, sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, high risk, high conflict, alienating behvaviour

Acting for parents, children, and intervenors in complex public law cases

Sexual abuse, NAI, FII, physical and emotional abuse, neglect

IFLA Arbitration – Children’s Scheme

International relocation

Hague Protection Convention

Abduction and wrongful retention

Further information

BVC ICSL 2006 (Commendation)

CPE City University 2005 (Commendation)

Master of Arts Chelsea College of Art 2001 (Commendation)

Bachelor of Fine Arts 1994 (1st Class with Honours) – University of Victoria, Canada